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Young Authors Conference

We are thrilled to announce that the theme for the 2018 Young Authors Conference is Connecting the World – One Story at a Time. The work being done by this year’s keynote, Green Card Voices, demonstrates the power of shared personal narratives. Young Authors Conference students will be encouraged to use their own stories to connect with each other and the world. Learn more about our theme and keynote.

SBC's Young Authors Conference (YAC) gives 4th-8th grade students the opportunity to learn from professionals with real writing experience. At the conference students attend a keynote address and three interactive writing sessions led by local fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, songwriters, playwrights, actors, illustrators, and more. The presenters encourage and challenge students to become better writers. Students leave YAC with a greater passion to write and a new set of strategies and ideas with which to experiment.

New this year, check out the Teacher Workshop during the 2018 Young Authors Conference.

Young Authors Conference 2018 dates

March 16, 2018 (Grades 4-8)
May 29, 2018 (Grades 6-8)
May 30, 2018 (Grades 4-8)
May 31, 2018 (Grades 4-8)
June 1, 2018 (Grades 4-8)

Location: Bethel University
St. Paul Campus
3900 Bethel Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55112

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