Literary Arts Careers

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Do you like to create worlds with your imagination? A novelist, poet, filmmaker, producer, and playwright share why they are passionate about their careers in creative writing.

Imagine inventing a character or story that didn’t exist before, and being able to share it with the world! Role models in this video discuss what makes a good character or story and what they love most about their careers.

Use the Resources here to learn more about the work of a literary artist, and whether this might be a career for you.

Fun Page Activity: Try being a literary artist. Use this poem "starter" to write a poem about the real you — what you dream about, wish for, and can't wait to do!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Literary Arts Careers" video, then use this guide to put yourself in the place of a literary artist to see what this career is all about. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to draw students into a discussion that connects a literary artist's work to their own writing experiences.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.