Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wending Words

Wending Words; Journeying Toward Meaning. That is the name of a young writers conference that I have been invited to. I will be speaking at the Upper Valley Young Authors’ Conference, Wending Words, on November 7. Can you imagine how excited I am. I will have opportunitiy to speak to the kids and also their teachers. I have BIG plans.

I have been asked to share my interview on Studio 5 and to talk about writing about a sensitive subject. I will be sharing my experiences with Some Secrets Hurt. I have also been asked to talk about critique groups. When I talk to the teachers, I will talk to them about coaching young writers.

It’s a tall order, but I am very excited for the opportunity. I know that you all have great ideas that you would love to pass on to young writers. Please post them as comments to this post. I just may use your ideas. I am also looking for great quotes, so pass them along, too.

And, by the way, if you know a young writer that could use this great experience, pass along this info to them. Registration of $20 is due October 20. At the door registration is $5.00 more. You can register at http://www.sd215.net/uvyac/

The conference is November 7 at South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho. You can find out more by emailing Bonnie Warne at bonniew@sd215.k12.id.us. Teachers can attend for a similar fee. Do you have to be part of the Upper Valley to attend? Bonnie says they will take all comers.

Wending Words. Isn’t that beautiful? Journeying Toward Meaning. I’m all for that. Sign me up.

Linda Garner

2 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

That's a fabulous name for a conference! I'm so excited for you. Are you getting nervous? Have a great time and take some pictures for us!

Carolyn V. said...

I'm very excited for you too. You will do such a great job!

Are you going to post your experience on the blog? Please say yes!