Project to promote, celebrate literacy

By Marc Membrere 19 October 2021, 10:04PM

A new project by not-for-profit organisation Live It Nation will put the spotlight on upcoming and aspiring authors as they celebrate literacy.

Live It Nation supports communities through innovative initiatives and funding micro-projects that create synergies for macro-impact.

Founder of Live It Nation, Frederick Young, told the Samoa Observer on Monday that the project is about celebrating literacy and getting people excited about reading.

"So this is something new for us so we'll be spotlighting authors, upcoming authors and established authors," Mr. Young said. "We are actually really excited about it.

He added that they will be spotlighting authors and their creative works, especially authors who align with their mission.

The first author on the list is a Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition finalist in 2018, Kelly Young.

She has launched a new series titled "Isle of Heirs'' and has presented her first novel "Love Begins: A Pacific Prince", which is a fiction piece full of adventure and romance.

The book features a would-be-heir that finds his way back to his home island in order to reclaim his stolen crown. The isle of heirs is a place where the past collides with the present and defines the future. As things unfold in this pacific Paradise around the prince, a beautiful researcher enters the picture and finds herself in the middle of a battle for a kingdom.

"Love Begins: A Pacific Prince is a fun, adventurous read, rich in culture and action-packed," Ms. Young said in a statement.

She then thanked Live It Nation for the opportunity to collaborate and support literacy projects in Samoa that could get people excited about reading and writing.

Mr. Young told the Samoa Observer that the book is also available on Amazon and that a big portion of the proceeds goes towards Live It Nation's literacy projects.

"And especially for upcoming authors and aspiring authors, this is a good way of [...] highlighting their creative works," he said.

Me Young highlighted Live It Nation's poetry contest which will be their annual event. 

He had also highlighted its success with a lot of entries from students in various schools in Samoa.

"We’ll be having something very similar this year but just a little different, but still continuing that poetry contest," he said.

By Marc Membrere 19 October 2021, 10:04PM
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