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LitUp Festival

Saturday, May 12, 2018
North Independence Branch
317 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050

What is the LitUp Festival?

LitUp is an all-day event created to bring Kansas City-area teens and bestselling authors, screenwriters, poets, and illustrators together in conversation. LitUp will include writing and illustrating clinics, a poetry slam, and food trucks!

Want to be involved in the LitUp Festival?

Teens can get involved in two ways.

Submit Your Work

Are you an aspiring young writer or artist? The LitUp Creative Contest is open to Kansas City-area teens age 13-19 and is open until March 31. The top entries in the categories of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art will great prizes, be featured in the LitUp Creative Contest anthology, and be recognized at the festival on May 12.

First Prize in each category: $250 cash

Second Prize in each category: Kindle Fire

Third Prize in each category: Selection of books signed by Lit Up authors

We can’t wait to see what you’ve created!

Submit Your Work

Be a LitUp Festival Volunteer

Would you like to get involved? We are looking for teen volunteers to help with the festival. You can become an author ambassador, a festival host, contest judge, or school representative.

Learn More / Volunteer

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