2012 Young Authors Conference

Registration is Now Open!
2012 Young Authors Conference
March 26-30, 2012
Presented by NWESD and Skagit Valley College

Our Young Authors Conference is an annual celebration of young authors held every spring at Skagit Valley College. 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.

This year’s featured presenters are Laura McGee Kvasnosky on Monday through Thursday for students in grades 2-6, and Clete Barrett Smith on Friday for grades 6-8. Laura McGee Kvasnosky is the author of the very popular Zelda and Ivy series. She has 15 books to her name and several more in the works. Being both an author and illustrator gives her a unique perspective for our conference this year. Clete Barrett Smith hails from Bellingham. His first book for young adults, Aliens on Vacation, was chosen as a Disney book with a potential movie in its future. We are excited to have him present to our middle school students this year.
Fee: $25
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon
Reservation Deadline: January 19, 2012 or until filled

Click here to download a registration flyer.

You can also get a registration flyer from our website: www.nwesd.org/young-authors

Questions? Contact Anita Garcia at agarcia@nwesd.org or by phone at (360) 299-4044.