Writing for Young Readers Conference

I’m in the midst of a move and have been a bit too busy to post here, but hopefully this information will make up for that absence. If you’re familiar with BYU’s Writing for Young Readers conference—especially if you’ve been looking for information on the 2010 conference and have been unable to find it—you need to know this info I just got from organizer Carol Lynch Williams:

We’re letting you know that you can now register for The 2010 Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference!

This year’s conference will be held June 14-June 18, 2010, and promises to be an exciting week. Our new venue in Sandy, UT, is large and full of light. And we’re working with the wonderful bookstore
The King’s English! As usual, we have an amazing, award-winning faculty, too.

Our faculty includes:
Rick Walton and Cheri Earl–who will team-teach the Beginning Class        www.rickwalton.com
Bonny Becker–who will teach a Picture Book class          www.bonnybecker.com
Kristyn Crow–who will teach a Picture Book class            www.kristyncrow.com
Mike Knudson–who will teach a Chapter Book class        www.mikeknudson.com
Kevin Hawkes–who will teach the Illustration Class          www.kevinhawkes.com
Emily Wing Smith–who will teach the Beginning Novel Class         www.emilywingsmith.com
Ann Dee Ellis–who will teach the Contemporary Novel Class          www.anndeeellis.com
Alane Ferguson–who will teach an Intermediate/Advanced Novel Class         www.alaneferguson.com
Sara Zarr–who will teach an Intermediate/Advanced Novel Class             www.sarazarr.com
Brandon Mull–who will teach a Fantasy Class            www.brandonmull.com
Dave Wolverton (Dave Farland)–who will teach a Fantasy Class       www.davidfarland.net

Editors and Agent:
Jennifer Hunt  from Little, Brown
Kate Angelella from Simon and Schuster
Mary Kole from Andrea Brown Agency

Thursday Afternoon Presenter:
Mary E Pearson (The Miles Between, The Admiration of Jenna Fox, A Room on Lorelei Street, Scribbler of Dreams, David v. God)

If you can’t spend the whole day with us, look into attending the afternoon sessions.
Additional speakers will include Will Terry, Guy Francis, Ally Condie, Jennifer Grillone, Kirk Shaw, Matthew Kirby, Sydney Salter

For more information, and to register, please go to www.foryoungreaders.com

Please forward this information on to your writing and illustrating friends. Thank you!!!

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  1. Thanks for the info. I was hoping to see your name on the schedule. I follow agent Mary Kole’s blog and am excited to meet her. I plan to go to the afternoon sessions.

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