Illinois Statewide Young
Authors Conference


ILLC regrets to inform you that we no longer have the people to staff nor the financial stability to fund our statewide Illinois Young Authors Conference (YAC) in 2023.  It was a wonderful experience for hundreds of students each of the 40+ years we were able to host it. We are deeply saddened that we are no longer able to host it as we have.  Thank you to all that have helped with or participated in YAC in the past. You are all appreciated!

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!

For more information, please contact Ruth Stevig by email at [email protected] or by phone at 847-526-8798.  Otherwise, please feel to contact the ILLC President, Leslie Forsman, for other information.