2015 MT Area young writers' conference
Thursday, April 30 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Evergreen Country Day School
Dear Mountain Area Children and Parents,
Please join us on Thursday, April 30 from 6:00-8:30 for the annual Mountain Area Young Writers’ Conference which is a celebration of students’ writing. We are busy working with our Colorado-based guest author, Carmela Coyle, and putting together a spectacular evening for Jeffco's student writers. Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in April.
Registration opens Thursday, April 2nd, 2015.
The Mountain Area Young Writers’ Conference Committee
CLICK HERE TO READ A CANYON COURIER ARTICLE ABOUT LAST YEAR'S YWC!
CARMELA COYLE IS OUR 2015 AUTHOR
Carmela is a Colorado-basesd author who wrote Do Princesses Really Wear Hiking Boots?, The Tumbleweed Came Back, Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?, Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! and many more!
Check out these fun activities that complement Coyle's book:
- How to make a Do Super Heroes cape for Teddy
- How to make Tumbleweed Energy Balls
- How to make a silk Do Princesses Daisy Crown
What is the YWC?
The Mountain Area Young Writers' Conference is a celebration of student writing. In 1998, the National Writing Commission on Writing in America’s Schools issued a call to launch a writing revolution in our country’s schools. This call was answered fifteen years ago in Jefferson County with the foundation of the Mountain Area Young Writers' Conference (MTAYWC).
The MTAYWC was founded by a dedicated group of teachers and educators who saw the importance of developing the writing abilities and enjoyment of writing in all mountain area students. Since then more than 4,500 students have participated in our annual free conference.
At the MTAYWC:
** Students share their published writing with their peers
and teacher facilitators
** Parents attend a wide variety of educational sessions
designed to provide information about various writing
disciplines in which to help their children gain skills.
** Students and parents hear about the experiences of
professional authors and illustrators from across the
** Students leave with ideas to improve their writing
skills and a renewed passion for words.