On April 22, 2008, children from across Sevier County will again meet at Pigeon Forge Primary for Sevier Couoty's Seventeenth Annual Young Authors' Conference. The conference will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 7:15 p.m. The conference win be the culminating activity for county-wide year-long writing projects in grades one through four. All schools will be invited to send two "promising" young authors from each classroom to the conference. At the conference, children will hear two published authors and will participate in small group book sharing sessions. The purpose of the conference is to promote writing as a life skill and as a source of enjoyment and communication.
There will be approximately 500 students participating in the Young Authors' Conference. The committee has selected authors Tanet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, to lead the conference and are planning small group sessions to ensure that the children have fun and learn a lot too. The authors will also be doing sessions at two elementary schools in our system.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.