45th Annual Illinois Statewide Young Authors Conference
May 18, 2019
Normal Community West High School 501 N Parkside Rd, Normal, Illinois
The Illinois Statewide Young Authors' Conference, will be held in May at Normal Community West High School, 501 N Parkside Rd, Normal, Illinois, is an event sponsored by the Illinois Language and Literacy Council and the Illinois Reading Council.
Designed as a celebration to honor exceptional writing by students in grades K through 8, the conference provides an opportunity for these young writers to meet published authors and to hear how the authors themselves create the characters and stories that have become their books.
To find out more about the Young Authors Conference, please click on these helpful links:
Hotel Map: Locations of hotels in Bloomington-Normal.
Directions: Directions to Normal Community West High School, 501 N. Parkside Rd, Normal, Illinois.
Facilities Map: Locations of classrooms at Normal Community West High School Campus.
Dining Guide: List of things to do and popular restaurants in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Volunteer Form: Volunteers are needed! This conference can only be held with the help of the many adult volunteers who lead or assist small groups, escort authors, or perform other necessary tasks throughout the day. If you can help in any way, please contact Sue Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Guidelines: The guidelines have been emailed to volunteers who registered online. We could use more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, or if you thought you had registered as a volunteer, please email Sue Anderson at email@example.com.
Student Congratulatory Packet: Packets include check-in information for students, the conference schedule, biographies of the Illinois authors and entertainers who are participating in the conference, and frequently asked questions about the conference. Available online after March 30, 2019.
Meet the Authors: Bios are available for the guest authors, storytellers, and parent speaker. Available online after March 30, 2019.
More information about other ILLC events, ILLC officers and committee members, and past ILLC newsletters are available on the ILLC Webpage.
Unfortunately, ILLC does not keep copies of any of the manuscripts that are submitted, in fact, we never actually possess them. Each young author brings their manuscript with them to the conference and them takes them back home that day. Our certificates are printed prior to the conference, then handed out to our authors, and again we do not keep copies. Over the 40+ years of Young Authors we would have amassed an interesting and wonderful collection had we been able to keep a copy of every submission!
Due to lost funding, ILLC is accepting donations to fund future Young Authors' Conferences. If you are interested in supporting the YAC, please donate to their Go Fund Me page. ILLC greatly appreciates your support!
For more information, please contact Ruth Stevig (by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 847-526-8798) or Sue Anderson (by email at email@example.com or by phone 630-988-9833). Otherwise, please feel to contact the ILLC President, Leslie Forsman, for other information.