Jump menu contains no items!

Young Authors Conference March 19-22, 2018

Writer Kevin Emerson

Grades 2-6 Monday through Wednesday
Grades 2-8 Thursday

Cost is $25 per student

Registration flyer

The date has been set! The 2018 Young Authors Conference will be held on March 19-22, 2018 at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Professional authors and illustrators provide hands-on workshops for students as they arrive for a day of celebrating the art of writing and illustration. Students will be stimulated and motivated in creative writing. It will encourage and support teachers who help students develop their writing abilities, and will offer an opportunity for students to have authors and illustrators as role models.

Each year, students begin the day getting acquainted with each other as they share their own manuscripts. Students then spend one hour with the featured author, one hour with a local author, and one hour with a local illustrator. This year's featured author is Kevin Emerson. Kevin Emerson is the author of sixteen novels for children and young adults, most recently Last Day on Mars, Breakout, and the Atlanteans series. His books have been published in ten different countries. Formerly a science teacher and a creative writing teacher, Kevin is also a singer and drummer. He has won a spelling bee, lost a beauty pageant, and once appeared in a Swedish TV commercial. His engaging presentation will delight students of all ages. We are very excited to have him present for us this year.

Due to overwhelming demand, we have opened an additional day. Room remains on Monday and Wednesday. Register now! Check back for the latest updates or contact us using the links below for more information.




The Northwest Educational Service District 189 is committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. Throughout this website, we make use of different third-party websites, PDFs, and applications to provide information about our agency and to connect our staff and visitors to various educational resources and services. Some of these PDFs, applications, and sites are not controlled by the NWESD. 

Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or communications@nwesd.org if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

Copyright 2018. Northwest Educational Service District | 1601 R Avenue  Anacortes, WA 98221 | ph: 360-299-4000  fx: 360-299-4070  Back to Top

Back to Top