Welcome to Adventure Island
Sourcewell sponsors Young Authors Conference
STAPLES, Minn. (October 17, 2018) -- Young and aspiring authors have an opportunity to learn from esteemed writers and let their creativity soar at the 2018 Young Authors Conference - November 13th at Central Lakes College, Staples campus.
This event, sponsored by Sourcewell, is open to students in fourth through sixth grade who have an interest in writing and are ready to explore on a deeper level. This conference provides the opportunity to learn from professional writers, including keynote speaker and Geoff Herbach. Students will participate in interactive writing sessions led by fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, songwriters, playwrights, actors, illustrators, and more, traveling through sessions and discovering the many different paths that can be taken through writing.
Student Academics Coordinator Katie Embree said this event is a great opportunity for students with an interest in writing to further explore and let their imaginations take flight. This year's event is themed: Adventure Island.
“We love offering this to our regional students as a way to further explore writing and be able to interact with others who have a similar interest,” Embree said. “We have several amazing writers who will also participate in this conference to help influence and assist our budding authors.”
Embree said registration for the 2018 Young Authors Conference is open; and is intended, but not limited to, classes and/or schools to attend together.
Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 300 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.