In celebration of our music themed Summer Reading Club, we will be featuring a series of songwriting challenges over the next month and a half. All aspiring teen songwriters are encouraged to get creative and participate.
Each week from June 18 to July 23, we will introduce a different musical genre. We will give a little background history of the genre and its Virginia roots. We will then provide you a writing prompt and you will have a week to submit a song (no more than 300 words).
All songs submitted must be the original work of the person who is submitting. That means they need to be written in your own words; do not plagiarize.
The winner will receive a songwriting book appropriate for that week’s theme.
Check in with us during the next six Mondays to learn about and enter the weekly challenge. The winner will be announced the following Monday.
Featured genres will include:
- June 18 – Pop / Rock
- June 25 – Blues / R&B
- July 2 – Country
- July 9- Hip Hop
- July 16 – Punk
- July 23 – Your Choice – Enter here for this week’s challenge
And don’t forget to stop by your local library and sign up for the Summer Reading Club. Make sure you register in time to get one of our HCPL custom kazoos! Available while supplies last.