Monday, October 4, 2010

Congratulations to Young Writers and Filmakers Inspired by Exquisite Corpse Adventure Authors and Illustrators

Winners of The Exquisite Prompt Write It, Film It Video Contest Announced

Young people across the country chose writing and filming over TV reruns and bedroom boredom this past summer by writing imaginative scripts and filming their own videos for the Write It! Film It! summer video contest. Asked to take inspiration from a number of Exquisite Corpse Adventure authors and illustrators, young people from age 7 to 18 rose to the challenge and submitted scripts and videos in the following categories:

Silent Movie  (inspired by Lemony Snicket)
Science Fiction  (inspired by Susan Cooper)
Animation  (inspired by Steven Kellogg)
Superhero Action  (inspired by Natalie Babbitt)
Family Story  (inspired by Jon Scieszka)
Video Diary  (inspired by Katherine Paterson) 
Cooking Show  (inspired by Kate DiCamillo)

The NCBLA congratulates the creative efforts of all these young people and invites you to watch the fabulous winning videos on!

Don't miss out on The Exquisite Corpse Adventure! The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a progressive story game just like the one many families play on road trips, at camps, at parties, at home when there is a power outage. And just like in those games, characters spontaneously erupt out of one’s imagination; plots lines tumble forth, some realized, some lost; and we are often poised at the edge of a cliff with no logical solution in sight! All 27 episodes of this wacky progressive story game are now available in print and audio FREE to all on Read.Gov.

We invite readers of all ages to be inspired by the story and its fabulous illustrations and to create your own exquisite corpse.

Be sure to check out the NCBLA's educational resource center for coordinating reading, writing, and learning activities.