Literacy Engagement Projects

Our Atlantic Canadian Youth Ambassadors have come up with some pretty darn nifty literary-focused engagement projects.
 
We hope you’ll share in their enthusiasm for reading, on and offline engagement and youth empowerment by taking part in some or all of these activities, too.

Atlantic Giveaways with Moriya

Want to win free Atlantic Canadian books? Youth Ambassador Moriya Boyle is giving her Instagram followers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to win over $1000 worth of Atlantic Canadian books from Digitally Lit’s five partnering publishers.

Starting with her launch at noon AST on Sunday, August 8, Moriya will be sharing a post for her followers to like, share & tag friends in! Don't miss out! Get ahead of the crowd by following her DL dedicated Instagram account @reading_with_moriya early. For her first campaign, you'll have just 6 days & nights from the launch date (closing noon AST August 14). The winner will be chosen at random & announced August 16. CONTEST CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ONE. 

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ASL Storytime 

Former Youth Ambassador Kaylee Harding and mentor Elphege Bernard-Wesson bring you the YouTube Series ASL Storytime, featuring Atlantic Canadian Children Stories from our partnering publishers. Click here to start watching on the Digitally Lit YouTube page.

 

To learn more about Kaylee Harding, please click here. To learn more about her ASL Mentor Elphage Bernard-Wesson, click here.

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Sav's Read Local Summer Challenge

Grab your library card, a handful of bookmarks and, most important, your Summer Reading Passport! This summer, Youth Ambassador Savannah Ferris is hosting an online reading challenge for young book lovers, like you. Sign up today to read Atlantic Canadian books and WIN prizes! Click here to get started!

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Youth Draw The Word!

Led by New Brunswick Youth Ambassador Ellie Wilson, #YouthDrawTheWord is focused on showcasing book-inspired creativity! Grab a book and channel your favourite passage into an art piece  — anything from a watercolour to a graphic design piece, a sculpture to a cosplay  -- even a photo montage! Just make sure it captures the essence of some aspect of the book you’re reading, and tell us how!

Click here to view all submissions.

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Digitally Lit Newsletter

former NS Youth Ambassador Claire Bennet, the former Editor and Founder of our bi-monthly newsletter, has handed her torch over to good hands. Since the new year (2021), NL Youth Ambassador Oliver Hallet has been the brains behind our Digitally Lit Newsletter.

To keep up to date with who's who and what's what at Digitally Lit, subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter here.

Stay up-to-date on book recommendations, updates, upcoming events, literacy engagement projects, creative writing, art and much more by Atlantic Canadian youth!

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Youth Read Atlantic

Former New Brunswick Youth Ambassador Jiayu Li launched a localized book review platform for youth by youth! The webpage focuses on Atlantic Canadian published texts and will be monitored closely by Digitally Lit’s mentors.

Click here to check it out!

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"Which Atlantic Canadian Protagonist are you?"

Spearheaded by Newfoundland & Labrador Youth Ambassador, Oliver Hallet, this is a fun tool for learning which literary character from books published in Atlantic Canada you most resemble.

Come on, have a little fun… give it a go!

Take The Quiz

Book covers for: Queen of the Crows, Phantom of Fire, All the Things we Leave Behind, Big Dig and Raven Stay by Me

Get Lit Libraries!

Spearheaded by Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Ambassador Molly Powers, Get Lit Libraries are designed to provide easy and free access to books published in Atlantic Canada.

 

The rules are simple: take a book, enjoy it! And pass it on.

All books have been generously donated by local community groups and businesses. Currently, the very first Get Lit Library is up and running in Powers’ Pond Park, Mount Pearl, NL.

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Spearheaded by Newfoundland & Labrador Youth Ambassador Molly Powers, this project is wonderfully kind and inclusive in nature. Inspired to help build a sense of solidarity during the early days of our global pandemic. 

 

Click here to view all submissions. 

Click here to learn more

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FLASH Atlantic Fiction

Do you like to write creatively in short bursts? If so, Nova Scotia Youth Ambassador Ainslie Gibbon has just the assignment for you! The FLASH Atlantic Fiction creative writing campaign invites you to use prompts sourced from Atlantic Canadian books and write a VERY SHORT story (...in 300 words or less!)


Ainslie will publicly share all submissions that meet the requirements. Specifically, all authors must be between ages 13 and 25 and currently reside in Atlantic Canada. In addition, each entry must be no more than 300 words. Please make sure to include your first name, age and province of residence in your entry. All entries can be submitted via Instagram @flash.atlantic.fiction or by emailing: info@digitallylit.ca

Click here to read the submissions. 

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Fan Fiction 2020 Creative Writing Contest

Conceived by PEI’s Youth Ambassador Katie Shaw, this contest was launched on April 28, 2020, via both Katie’s and Digitally Lit’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube feeds.

 

Learn more

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