Teen Writing Challenge

Art Finds A Way

Just as Art Finds a Way, your words will find a way! 

The Norton's Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ) sought to cast light on teenagers' honesty and fearless writing with a writing challenge. Teens were encouraged to submit their reflections on select works of art from the Norton’s special exhibition Art Finds a Way. 

Over 100 teens from a variety of schools submitted short stories, poetry, and  creative accounts of thier life and experiences.  

Shania Grant, FAU High School, 9th grade. Sweet Day, Bitter Drink 

Inspired by GORDON PARKS (American, 1912-2006), At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 

Emma Troast,  Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th grade. Untitled 

Inspired by FAITH RINGGOLD (American, born 1930), The French Collection Part II, #12, Moroccan Holiday, 1997 

Derfluse Paul, Atlantic High School, 9th grade. Standing There Face to Face 

Inspired by ROBERT PRUITT (American, born 1975), New Kiddz in the Hood, 2003 

Clara Sullivan, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th grade. Untitled 

Inspired by KARA WALKER (American, born 1969), A Warm Summer Evening in 1863, 2008  

Lilie, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 11th grade. Untitled 

Inspired by NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY (Nigerian, born 1983), Super Blue Omo, 2016