2014 MT Area young writers' conference
Thursday, April 24 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Evergreen Country Day School
Dear Mountain Area Children and Parents,
Please join us on Thursday, April 24 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, Mark Hoog, and putting together a spectacular evening for Jeffco's student writers. Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in April.
Registration info will open March 20, 2014.
The Mountain Area Young Writers’ Conference Committee
CLICK HERE TO READ A CANYON COURIER ARTICLE ABOUT LAST YEAR'S YWC!
Mark Hoog is a successful entrepreneur, a sought-after motivational speaker, a bestselling author, the Executive Director of the Children's Leadership Institute, and a Captain with United Airlines. Having launched his career in the aviation field, Mark has delivered command and leadership training to the aviation industry's top pilots. With an emphasis on leadership, human potential, and achievement, Mark has trained pilots from around the world.
Inspired by the loss of friend and mentor Jason Dahl (Captain of United Flight 93 on September 11) Mark authored the bestselling Growing Field children's leadership book series and founded the Children's Leadership Institute. Through the Growing Field series, Mark is introducing children across the globe to the the life-changing messages of personal growth, self-empowerment, and leadership. A National Award Winner, recognized in 2008 as the "Most Inspirational Youth Author," Mark has established the Growing Field as the voice in children's leadership literature.
Mark's books include:
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.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Mark Hoog’s book delivers an important message to young readers – if a dream is worth having, it’s worth working for.” - William Clinton, 41st President of the United States
“A walk through the Growing Field is a wonderful and creative way for any adult to help grow a child's self-esteem, character and love of reading.” - Dick Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education1993-2001
“Mark Hoog is doing the most important work in America today -Growing our children. With Magic and Treasure and Dreams and Songs and Gifts he's helping them learn to lead. Mark's work is one of the best gifts you can give children & adults.” - W Mitchell, U.S./Australia Top Motivational Speaker