The Illinois Statewide Young Authors' Conference, held each year in May at Illinois State University in 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:
2017 Guidelines and Registration Packet: Registration materials will be available in October and are due no later than Friday, April 1, 2017. Registrations postmarked after this date will be charged a late fee and on-site registration will no longer be available!
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 Christina Podraza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 15, 2017.
Meet the Authors: Bios are available for the guest authors, storytellers, and parent speaker.
More information about other ILLC events, ILLC officers and committee members, and past ILLC newsletters are available on the ILLC Webpage.
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 Sue Anderson by email at email@example.com or by phone 630-988-9833 for Student Registration, Christina Podraza by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-440-9734 for volunteer information, or the ILLC President, Leslie Forsman for other information.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association