Stories and Art
What are you doing that’s creative? Pima County Public Library invites youth, ages 9 to 18, to ‘Imagine Our Story’
Create a recording, video, painting, drawing, or photo. Write a story, poem, or hybrid work. Doesn’t matter the medium, what matters is telling the world your story. Submit your Stories and join in any of the workshops, groups, or events! See below Gallery for how to submit your work.
Gallery of Submissions
See what others have created.
Audio and Video
Submitting your work
How it works
Create an audio, video, writing, or art ‘Story’ for yourself, look at what others have submitted and then submit your work. The library may feature your work here on the website and on our YouTube and Flickr pages. Also, we are on Instagram at pimalibrary.arts
Create a ‘Story’
Your choice of ‘Stories’ is as wide as your imagination. Create visual art or photographs, write a short story or poetry, write a story about yourself, make music, interview a friend or family member about an experience, or film a book trailer or other video project. Check out the Tips for Stories for motivation.
How to submit
If you are age 13 or older, submit multiple ‘Stories’ here.
If you are age 12 or younger, email your stories and images of your art to email@example.com. Include your name, age, and a paragraph about yourself and your inspiration.
Or, anyone age 9 to 18 can drop off your art and writing at the library anytime in the months of June and July.
- Write your name, age and contact info on the back of your submissions.
- Please note we cannot return your physical submissions to you.
We encourage you to submit electronically, if you can.
Other opportunities to publish your work
Tips for Stories
- Projects to help kids explore new art mediums
- Drawing for teens
- How to photograph your art
- Edit your photos
- Writing poetry for beginners
- Poetry Introduction for kids
- How to write a poem
- Poetry writing prompts
- Writing a personal narrative essay
- How to write a personal narrative essay for kids
- Personal essay topics
- Examples of personal experience articles
Audio and Video
Need some help?
If you have any questions or want to share your idea and get feedback on how best to create your Story, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Story Idea’ in the subject line.
Want tips about interviewing? Watch our Teen Interview Orientation. We spent an hour chatting with Mark McLemore of AZPM about interviewing techniques.