Young Authors Conference Theme & Keynote
This year's theme, Connecting the World—One Story at a Time, challenges young writers to craft stories that will explore the power of personal narrative. The keynote address and hands-on breakout sessions led by published authors, journalists, poets, storytellers, songwriters, playwrights and more will motivate students to become better writers and encourage students to use their stories to connect with others here in their community, their school, and across the world.
Green Card Voices works with young immigrants from two metro area high schools. These relationships have resulted in two books written by 60 students from Wellstone International High School, Minneapolis, and LEAP High School, St. Paul. Executive Director and 2015-17 Bush Fellow Tea Rozman Clark along with a few student writers will keynote the 2018 Young Authors Conference. Their personal narratives and powerful stories are guaranteed to lend depth and interest to the theme of the 2018 Young Authors Conference, Connecting the World—One Story at a Time.