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Young Authors Conference

Young Authors Conference

March 26 – 28, 2019

Cost is $25 per student

Grades 2-8: Tuesday through Thursday

photo credit: Tasha Vanasse

The 2019 Young Authors Conference will be held on March 26-28, 2019 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 Suzanne Selfors. Suzanne is a national best-selling author who writes for kids of all ages. She’s received six Junior Library Guild awards, earned starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Library Media Connection, and Publisher’s Weekly, and she won the WA State Book Award, a Cybils award, and the award for Best Humorous Children’s Book given by the 15Love Foundation. Her books have been included on dozens of lists including the Texas Bluebonnet list and on the Amazon Best Children’s Booklist. They have been translated all over the world.  She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where she hopes it is her destiny to write stories forever after. Her engaging presentation will delight students of all ages. We are very excited to have Suzanne present for us this year.

Registration Form

The application to register for Young Authors Conference is in the attached pdf. If you would like this information in an alternate format please contact: kjuhl@nwesd.org