Showcasing the talents of young people across the Midlands, Richland Library is releasing its annual literary magazine, Kids in Print 2020, and marking a special anniversary with the 25th edition.
Children and teens, ages six to 18, have shared their poetry, stories, short plays, essays, drawings and photographs with the library. Our staff received more than 200 submissions and selected around 40 contributors.
Here is a complete list of the featured young authors and artists (2019-2020 academic year):
- A. C. Flora High School – Alice Dunlap
- Arrows Academy – Bryson Burchell; Eva Holsenback; Alexis McVey
- Center for Knowledge – Graham Mirosavich
- Crayton Middle School – Lily Moftakhar
- Dent Middle School – Lily Griswold; Lillian Mirosavich; William Wright
- E. L. Wright Middle School – Lizzie Calkins
- Forest Lake Elementary School – Nathan Mirosavich
- Governor’s School for Math and Science – Lucia Stevick Brown
- Harbison West Elementary School – Kaya Brunson; Taliah Simmons
- Homeschool – Seabrook Easterling; Jane Geisbert; Abby Hedges; Anna Hedges; Ella Hedges; Leila Jackson; Jubilee McBrayer-Donath; Brant Miller; Anne Myers; Colin Sapienza; Cierra White; Zariah Williams
- Meadowfield Elementary School – Zara Shah-Fuente
- Midlands Arts Conservatory – Susan Faith Ellington; Haley Whitelaw
- Montessori School of Columbia – Keegan Coffman; Cecilia Host; Gracie Kisner-Drennan
- Muller Road Middle School – Addison David
- Pleasant Hill Middle School – Jacob Peterson-Griffin
- Pontiac Elementary School – Sebastian Dove
- Richland Northeast School – Calvin Stevick Brown
- Ridgeview High School – Tommy Lindler
- Rosewood Elementary School – Audrey Stuart
- Sandhills School – Jordan Jones; Asher Madden; Maggie Tanner
- Sandlapper Elementary School – Allen Wright
- W. G. Sanders Middle School – Sadee Broughton
View their work by accessing a digital copy of Kids in Print 2020 here: https://issuu.com/richlandlibrary/docs/kip2020-final. The library is working to safely provide printed copies to contributors and their families while including some in our collection as well.
We can’t wait to celebrate the great accomplishments of our contributors in a new online platform. Please join us for the Kids in Print 2020 Virtual Launch Party from 3 – 4 p.m., Saturday, September 26 on the library’s Facebook Page. The work of these young authors and artists takes center stage in a one-of-a-kind performance, featuring: actor, director and storyteller Darion McCloud; actor and NiA Company member Bonita Peeples; and songwriter, playwright and singer Molly Ledford.
For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email [email protected].
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.