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11/29/2020 – Robbed of a Good Time

This month’s story on Written By Kids, Robbed of a Good Time, by Malka, 11 years old. A group of girls become heroes when they spy a crime taking place. Our interview guest is the wonderful actor performing the story, Lucy Van Atta!  So be sure to listen to hear a story about Girl Power! And remember, your child’s writing can be on our podcast. Just click here to submit a short story, poem, song, or anything else!

11/2/2020 – Thanksgiving was weird

Our Thanksgiving was very weird this year. Everyone’s was, even if it wasn’t, because it definitely was. What made yours weird? Sure it was virtual, or distanced – but were there aliens? Did the pie try to make an escape? Write your weird Thanksgiving story and send it to us here!

11/25/2020 – Native Land Map

Native Land has published this absolutely amazing map (Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land (native-land.ca) to help us recognize which Indigenous territory we live on. Just search for your address in the box on the left, and learn about your land’s history! MoonHouse learned our business is based on Piscataway (also known as Conoy, or Piscataway Conoy) land. You can learn more about the Piscataway Conoy tribe here: Welcome to the Piscataway Conoy Tribe Website.

11/25/2020 – Thanksgiving

Alec and Elora, your hosts of Written by Kids, wish all their listeners a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Whether you are visiting virtually or in person, we hope everyone finds a safe way to spend time with friends and family. And to eat a lot. Like a LOT. (and then send us a story/poem/song about it for the pod by clicking here!)

11/20/2020 – ALWAYS ACCEPTING

Written by Kids is always accepting short stories, poems, and songs!  Send us your child’s original writing. Submission is free, and we will even pay $25 to the author of any piece we produce. Have a professional actor perform your child’s writing with music and sound effects. And their work can truly come to life – they can even be interviewed on our podcast (or not, totally up to you). Then you can share it with all of your friends and family. We can’t wait to read your work!

Aug 23, 2020

Listen to the new Written by Kids intro music, composed and performed by the amazing actor, singer, songwriter, and voice over artist John Noble Barrack:

New intro theme by John Nobel Barrack

June 3, 2020

MoonHouse and Open Space are now accepting children’s writing submissions (ages 5-15). Send in your children’s songs, poems, and stories. If we choose your writing for the pod, we’ll pay $25!

Feb 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. 2020

Our partner, Open Space Arts, presents As You Like It by William Shakespeare, at the St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center. Purchase tickets here!

Dec 2, 2019

Open Space Arts Partnership!

MoonHouse is proud to partner with Open Space Arts, a community theatre dedicated to fostering a safe space where families can come together and create amazing art. Open Space Arts produces original and high-quality art that functions both to build self-esteem for the participants and be genuinely thought-provoking for the audience.  They provide free or low-cost programming, so that art remains as it should be, for everyone.

Learn about upcoming shows and events, or sign up for classes and auditions at osarts.org 


June 22, 2019

Calvin’s Premiere party! 

Watch reactions to THE FOREST PRISONER:

Watch trailer:

About the writer: Calvin is nine years old, and lives with his mom in Baltimore, MD. He broke his arm by pole-vaulting with a piece of bamboo on the concrete, and sticking his hand out to catch him. He wrote “The Forest Prisoner” in aftercare at school.

Moral of The Forest Prisoner: “Sometimes, even the bravest of knights have to go back to their kitchen.

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