Write-On is a series of writing events for teens. We host a writing competition, an author event, and a workshop with the authors.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary, we are offering Write-On, Jr., a competition for grades 4-6.
An Evening with Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan, authors of Watch Us Rise
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7-8 p.m, live via Zoom
Ellen Hagan and Renee Watson are authors of the book Watch Us Rise. This year, IPPL has adopted the theme of “Be the change”. Watch Us Rise, is a work that embodies that sentiment. It is a work that encourages young people to use their voices to make a difference. This is why they were chosen as visiting authors this year for Write-On!
Author workshop for Write-On Teen Winners
Friday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m.
The winners of Write-On participate in a workshop with Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen.
An evening with Leah Henderson, author of The Magic in Changing Your Stars
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., live via Zoom
Leah Henderson is the author of the middle-grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall, a Children’s Africana Book Award notable, and a Bank Street Best Book. Her picture books include Mamie on the Mound, and the forthcoming Together We March, and A Day For Rememberin’. Because many of the books she read as a child did not resemble the world she saw, her earliest stories came from a need to finish the tales and follow the real-life achievements and journeys of people and places she saw and learned about on her travels that were often overlooked. Through seeing the world, Leah has witnessed the richness that can be found within everyone’s individual story. That is why writing the world she sees is so vitally important to her.