The 2014 Young Writers & Artists Conference (YWAC) will be held March 11-12 at Bethany Lutheran College.This conference is for students in grades 3-9. Brochures will be sent to schools and registration will open in January.
The Young Writers & Artists Conference (YWAC) offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects related to writing and creative arts. YWAC utilizes a number of authors, artists, educators, experienced writers, and business leaders as conference facilitators. These local and regional talents inspire youth and encourage them to take their own talents to new levels. Session topics may include, but not be limited to: poetry, fiction writing, character and plot development, illustration/cartooning, theater art, music, graphic design, journalism, scienc
e fiction, humor, screen plays, calligraphy, etc.
Writer & Artist Submissions
Students were invited to submit a pies of their written or artistic work for publication on the South Central Service Cooperative website. Previously created works or something created at the conference were welcome. View the 2013 submissions
South Central Service Cooperative reserves the right to refuse publication of works if the content is deemed inappropriate or offensive.
A BOOK FAIR courtesy of The Book Shelf features books from
some of the conference’s presenters as well as other popular titles. This is an incredible opportunity for students to get their books signed by authors they meet either during lunch or in their sessions.
Bethany Lutheran College – host for the YWAC in Mankato. This partnership allows students to attend individual hands-on sessions on a college campus in a closely supervised environment without normal daily college activities and students present.
The Betsy-Tacy Society, sponsors of the Deep Valley Book Fest, provides students with more opportunities to learn about writing and the creative arts. Please visit www.betsy-tacysociety.org for additional learning opportunities.
Mankato Area Foundation
- This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Mankato Area Foundation.
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council - This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.