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Getting Creative

Yesterday The Creativity Project was announced.

I’m thrilled for my friend (and partner on The Yarn) Colby Sharp.

I’m also honored to be one of the contributors to the project. (Click here to see the complete list of contributors at Watch. Connect. Read.) It’s some list.

Here’s how things have gone down so far.

I sent in two writing prompts. One I wrote, one I drew.

I waited.

Then a couple of days ago, a package arrived.



It has a logo. It’s real.


Inside were two writing prompts from another contributor (I’d say who, but what fun would that be???)


Mysterious close up of one the story prompts I received.

Also, a fine hat.


Fine hat.

My job? Pick one of the two prompts and get to work.


Sketching out the story.

Next step: finish my story and send it in. And wait. That’s going to be the hard part.

The Creativity Project will arrive in 2018. I can’t wait to see how this crazy thing turns out.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Colby Sharp says

    Thanks for sharing this!!!