Young Authors Conference

Writer2018 Young Authors Conference
March 20-23, 2018

Grades 2-6 Tuesday through Thursday
Grades 6-8 Friday

Cost is $25 per student

The date has been set! Join us for the 2018 Young Authors Conference to be held on March 20-23, 2018 at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. 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 will be stimulated and motivated in creative writing. It will encourage and support teachers who help students develop their writing abilities, and will offer 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. Students then spend one hour with the featured author, one hour with a local author, and one hour with a local illustrator. This year's featured author is Kevin Emerson. Kevin Emerson is the author of sixteen novels for children and young adults, most recently Last Day on Mars, Breakout, and the Atlanteans series. His books have been published in ten different countries. Formerly a science teacher and a creative writing teacher, Kevin is also a singer and drummer. He has won a spelling bee, lost a beauty pageant, and once appeared in a Swedish TV commercial. His engaging presentation will delight students of all ages. We are very excited to have him present for us this year.

Registration will be opening soon. Check back for the latest updates or contact us using the links below for more information.

Joanne Johnson, YAC Coordinator

Anita Garcia-Holzemer, YAC Coordinating Assistant



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