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Books & Art for the Next Generation

HELP BRING  LitUp TO LIFE!

Thank you for helping us bring LitUp to life! We are so grateful for your contribution, whether it’s in time, resources or ideas. By getting involved in LitUp, you are making it possible for teenagers and young adults to meet some of the most renowned authors and illustrators in the country, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will lift their sights, strengthen their minds, and brighten their lives!

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  LitUp!

WHO WE ARE

LitUp was started by Emery Uhlig, a 15-year-old student at Shawnee Mission East in Prairie Village, Kansas. An avid reader, Emery thought that there should be a book festival specifically designed for teenagers and young adults, and she has enlisted a broad community of readers, authors and organizations to make LitUp a reality. With the help of her founding partner, the Mid-Continent Public Library, and the generous support of sponsors, nationally known authors and illustrators, and even the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden (shown here with Emery), LitUp plans to expand to other states and countries in 2019. If you would like to help organize a LitUp festival for your city, please visit litkit.org, and we’ll send you more information.

JOIN THE CAUSE

Would you like to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers who love books and art as much as we do, and we have a lot of options for you to choose from. You can become an author ambassador, a festival host, contest judge, or school representative. Just click on the "Volunteer" button below, and let us know how you'd like to help!

 

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POETRY SLAM & AWARDS

This is your chance to share an original poem or recite one by a favorite poet! You’ll have a packed, enthusiastic audience that includes Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and Sauce, Kansas City’s own celebrated rapper. Then join us for an award ceremony honoring the winners of our Creative Contest and thanking everyone who participated!

 

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WHEN & WHERE

The 2018 LitUp Festival will be held on May 12th at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. Free transportation courtesy of the KCATA will be available from Ruskin and Winnetonka high schools between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. These buses are available only to those who have registered, so register today!

 

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The 2018 LitUp Festival

Mid-Continent Public Library – North Independence Branch

317 US 24 Highway, Independence, Missouri

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WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  LitUp!

WHO WE ARE

LitUp was started by Emery Uhlig, a 15-year-old student at Shawnee Mission East in Prairie Village, Kansas. An avid reader, Emery thought that there should be a book festival specifically designed for teenagers and young adults, and she has enlisted a broad community of readers, authors and organizations to make LitUp a reality. With the help of her founding partner, the Mid-Continent Public Library, and the generous support of sponsors, nationally known authors and illustrators, and even the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden (shown here with Emery), LitUp plans to expand to other states and countries in 2019. If you would like to help organize a LitUp festival for your city, please visit litkit.org, and we’ll send you more information.

JOIN THE CAUSE

Would you like to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers who love books and art as much as we do, and we have a lot of options for you to choose from. You can become an author ambassador, a festival host, contest judge, or school representative. Just click on the "Volunteer" button below, and let us know how you'd like to help!

 

VOLUNTEER

POETRY SLAM & AWARDS

This is your chance to share an original poem or recite one by a favorite poet! You’ll have a packed, enthusiastic audience that includes Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and Sauce, Kansas City’s own celebrated rapper. Then join us for an award ceremony honoring the winners of our Creative Contest and thanking everyone who participated!

 

REGISTER

WHEN & WHERE

The 2018 LitUp Festival will be held on May 12th at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. Free transportation courtesy of the KCATA will be available from Ruskin and Winnetonka high schools between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. These buses are available only to those who have registered, so register today!

 

DIRECTIONSBUS ROUTE

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  LitUp!

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