Monday, May 02, 2011

3rd Annual Teen Writers Conference

As I do my final preparations for this weekend's LDStorymakers Writers Conference and the Whitney Awards gala this weekend, I'm already looking ahead to yet another fantastic conference.

But unless your age ends with teen, you're not invited!

The first Teen Writers Conference was June of 2009, put together by several writers in the West who wanted to reach out for young aspiring writers. We thought maybe we'd get 30 attendees.

We ended up with 108.

To say that first year was a smashing success would be an understatement. We knew the event had tapped into a real need: helping teens who love the written word to improve and grow.

So we did it again last year, and this June will mark the third Teen Writers Conference.

Each year, successful, award-winning authors come to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with young writers.

Attendees get to enter a writing contest and get solid feedback. Older teens can attend a class about what comes next, including how they can set their feet on the path of writing and publication now that they're entering adulthood.

Everyone involved with the conference, sponsored by Precision Editing Group, does so because of their desire to give back; this is not a money-making venture for anyone.

That means it's uber cheap for a full-day conference, with fees just enough to cover expenses. It's just $35 for the whole day if you bring a lunch with you, or $43 if you to order a lunch. (Can you say "bargain"?)

Plus, it's loads of fun.

Here are the details:

Saturday, June 18th
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Weber State University in Ogden, UT.

Keynote: Bree Despain, the author of The Dark Divine series.

Plus ten breakout workshops including classes taught by:
Every class is focused on real things TEENS can apply to their writing right now, while working toward a future in writing.

Speakers will have their books available for sale (usually at a discount from what you can get them anywhere else). Be sure to have the authors sign them before you leave.

Registration is open now (register HERE), but will close when we reach 150 attendees or on June 8th, whichever comes first.

Based on our numbers from the past, I'm guessing we'll fill up before that and registration will close early, so if you know a teen who wants to go, sign up soon.

See you there!


Susan Anderson said...

What a great event!


Lopez Family said...

thanks for the giveaway!


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