Event: Young Author’s Conference

Where: F.R. Haythorne Junior High School, Sherwood Park, Alberta
When: February 25, 2017

Each year the annual Young Author’s Conference hosts over 370 selected grades 4 to 9 students from both Elk Island Public and Elk Island Catholic Schools to spend the day with a variety of well-known children and young adult authors, illustrators, and graphic artists. The students and experts work with together: the students learn tricks of the writing trade; the mentors nurture and guide the next generation of writers.

I started writing in the Summer between grades 5 and 6. I wrote my first novel in grade 9 during lunches and recesses. The audience is there, so this conference does offer value to budding prose and poem writers. There are other in-school programs that also teach students to write and appreciate writing.

Latest update: 2016

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