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Young Author's Conference is Feb. 24

January 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Reading Council is hosting its annual Young Author’s Conference Feb. 24 at Lincoln Jr. High at 6 p.m.
The guest author being featured this year is Helen Frost. Frost is the author of Monarch and Milkweed and six novels-in-poems for readers in elementary, middle school and high school.
Frost will host a meet-and-greet with the Young Author Contest winners and their families at 5:30 p.m. the night of the conference. At 6 p.m. Frost will put on her program for the public to discuss her work and experiences as an author. The price per person for the program is $2 or $5 per family.
Books written by the author will be available to purchase at the conference and Frost will sign books after her program. She will also visit LaVille Elementary School Thursday, Feb. 24 for a private program and Argos Elementary School Friday, Feb. 25 for a private program.
LaVille is the Young Author’s Conference’s host this year so it is an author host. Argos won the MCRC membership drive so it is also an author host. In efforts to tie in the Indiana State Reading Council’s theme of “Discover the Possibilities: Read” the writing contest prompt is set around writing any type of mystery story or poem.
The setting is to be one of the places Frost has lived (South Dakota, Massachusetts, Scotland, Vermont, Alaska and Ft. Wayne).
The deadline for writing entries to be turned in at each school is Feb. 10.
For questions or more information, contact Mary Grebe (ext.111) or Alex Molnar (ext 160) at LaVille Elementary school 574-784-2311 or email at mgreb@unorth. k12.in.us or amolnar@unorth.k12. in.us.

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