Thursday, March 24, 2016

AuTHor Thursday: Writing Conferences are Coming!

The UND Writers Conference is in its 47th year and is coming up April 6-8. The day after, April 9, marks the first writing and reading (WAR) conference for students.

The "Waging WAR for Literacy" student conference, open this year only to Grand Forks students, will feature national and local speakers.

 Guest speakers include such writingly folks as
-young adult author Chris Crutcher
-UND graduate and contributing science editor at Time for Kids David Bjerklie
-hip-hop artist from Turtle Mountain Reservation Mic Jordan
-UND faculty members

Eileen Zygarlicke and Jodi Dodson led the conference organization. You can find more information about this free conference by reading the article featured in the Grand Forks Herald and by searching for "Waging WAR on Literacy for Facebook

Whenever writers come together, words are sure to follow--in the air and on the page.

May these conferences be a time of rich conversation, connection, and learning.