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Young Writers and Artists Take On Creation and Destruction in KidSpirit's Winter Issue
By: KidSpirit Online
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This winter, the editors ask, "Are Acts of Creation and Destruction Part of What Make Us Human?" A contributor in Pakistan examines our inner workings and external impacts to respond.
Other articles include a teenager's confrontation of life's great mystery, death; a young Indian writer's examination of the interwoven nature of seemingly opposing forces; a thoughtful review of the movie Arrival; and a recollection of the life-changing insight a contributor gleaned from an Ikea cabinet and an absent screw. In the poetry section, a poet from Singapore contemplates beginnings, endings, and everything in between.
Throughout the winter, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this rich theme. One Feature article will explore whether creativity is rooted in the demise of the status quo. Two writers in New York will collaborate to examine the moral agency of babies. A contributor in Beijing will share what centuries of wisdom passed on by Chinese philosophers can teach us all about the nature of existence.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional insight from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. In January, Zen priest Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, will share her thoughts on the cycle of life and our understanding of birth and death.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. This issue highlights the value and insight of youth voices around the world. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.