2014 Young Authors
Our Young Authors Conference is an annual celebration of young authors held every spring at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. This well-respected program is highly anticipated by teachers and students alike, with many schools participating year after year. Professional authors and illustrators provide hands-on workshops for students as they arrive for a day of celebrating the art of writing and illustration. Students are stimulated and motivated in creative writing. The program encourages and supports teachers who help students develop their writing abilities, and offers an opportunity for students to have authors and illustrators as role models.
Each year, students begin the day getting acquainted with each other as they share their own manuscripts. Each student then spends one hour with the featured author, one hour with a local author, and one hour with a local illustrator.
This year's conference will be held at Skagit Valley College in the spring of 2014 on March 24-27 for students in grades 2-6 and Friday, March 28 for students in middle school grades 6-8. Registration will open late November and remain open until filled. Check this site frequently for up-to-date presenter and registration information.
If you would like to be put on a mailing list, please contact our Young Authors registrar by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email once registration opens up in the fall.
If you need additional assistance please contact one of the NWESD staff members below for more information.