2012 Young Writers’ Conference

Great Prairie AEA will honor student writers at their annual Young Writers’ Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 & 7 at William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA. The conference provides an opportunity for young authors to share their writing with peers, and introduces them to professional authors, illustrators, storytellers and other communicators. The two-day event is broken into secondary day (grades 7-12) and elementary day (grades 3-6).

This year’s program will offer students a rich variety of experiences. Our Keynote Speaker, Bob Kann, will conduct a large group session. Bob is a professional storyteller and a Professor of Education. He received his PhD from UW-Madison in 1982 and became a professional storyteller during that same year. He gives lectures and performances throughout the United States. He has written four books for the Wisconsin Historical Press “Badger Biography” series: A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook, Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics, Frank Lloyd Wright: An American ArchitectCindy Bentley: Athlete, Leader, and Hero, and Hero and Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel. In February 2012, a new biography of Kenosha, WI native Joyce Westerman who played eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and depicted in the movie A League of Their Own, will be published. He combines the dynamic speaking style of an entertainer with the expertise of an experienced author of Wisconsin history.

Event Contact: Shannon Johnson, Shannon.johnson@gpaea.org or 800-382-8970 ext. 1136.

Download a copy of this article: YWC 2012

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