Young Writers and Artists Delve into Storytelling and Narrative in KidSpirit's Summer Issue

By: KidSpirit
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - June 11, 2018 - PRLog -- KidSpirit (, the award-winning online magazine by and for youth to explore life's big questions, is excited to launch its new issue on Storytelling and Narrative. This summer, the global community of 11-to-17-year-olds will explore how the tales we tell shape our inner lives and the world around us. Through personal narratives, poetry, artwork, video, and — for the first time — fiction, this breakout issue transports readers to new worlds and highlights the creative insight of youth voices.

Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season, the editors ask, "Why Are Humans Drawn to Stories?" In his response, one teen writer dives deep into his relationship with his grandfather to illustrate how stories connect us to each other.

The Features section begins with an exciting collaborative series by global youth voices. Throughout the season, writers will retell stories important in their childhoods. Each installment leads to the next, creating an intricate narrative that weaves together tales from around the world.

This chain of stories will be brought to life in the KidSpirit Shorts section, a new initiative that empowers youth to share their voices through video. The summer issue's Shorts also include a moving narration of one family's incredible journey emigrating from Ecuador to the United States and building a new life from scratch.

Other pieces released today include a writer's account of rediscovering the deep power of words; another contributor's opinion of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas and its creative narrative structure; and one author's compelling retelling of a story that is central to her faith tradition. In the poetry section, a young poet offers a beautiful ode to authenticity.

All summer, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this magical theme. One fictional Feature story will explore the richness of everyday events, and a short Feature screenplay will examine the unpredictability of each person's life story. Interfaith Connections pieces will offer new and creative interpretations of age-old tales, and an Awesome Moments essay will reflect on the shock we often feel when reality differs from our preconceived notions.

KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.

Justine Woods
Operations Associate, KidSpirit
Posted By:*** Email Verified
Tags:Teen Writing, Teen Art, Storytelling and narrative
Location:Brooklyn - New York - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
KidSpirit Online PRs
Trending News
Most Viewed
Top Daily News

Most Viewed
Top Daily News
PTC News

Jun 11, 2018 News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share