As of today (when I first heard of it) there were still some places available.
Here are some details from the website:
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Six workshops on the art and craft of writing (Please see our line up of
wonderful speakers below)
- Personalized certificate of participation
- Goody bag
- Entry in door prizes with chances to win Laura’s new book for young writers
which is launching the same day
- Morning snack – coffee, tea, juice, pastries
- Catered lunch – soup, salad, sandwiches and wraps, fruit, dessert
- Afternoon snack – coffee, tea, juice, jumbo cookies
- Parent workshop and Q&A session with Laura from 4:45 – 5:15 on how to
support and encourage your young writer. This is included in the registration
fee and attendance is optional.
- BONUS: Be there when the 2013 Junior Authors Contest
results are announced
- BONUS: Be part of the launch party for Laura’s new book Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published
- BONUS: Walk
and Talk with Laura on Sunday, October 20th from 10 am to noon.
This is only open to conference participants. You will join Laura for a stroll
around Stanley Park and chat about writing. Private meeting location will be
announced at the conference. Weather permitting.
About the Organizer
Laura is a professional copywriter and ghostwriter with 20 years
experience writing and editing fiction and non-fiction. She has been mentoring
young writers in workshops, camps and courses since 2007. She has worked equally
with homeschoolers and students in public and private schools, including those
in gifted programs. Some of her students have gone on to have stories and poetry
published in prestigious magazines like Stone Soup. She is also a mother with
two young children and a professional children’s storyteller, who was
storyteller in residence at Science World, Vancouver for 2012. Laura also has
experience working with writers with special needs, including autism spectrum
and ADHD. More recently Laura formed a communications company through which she
fosters the development of young writers worldwide
through contests, conferences, blogging, books, and educational
About the Conference
The Junior Authors Conference is specially designed to recognize,
affirm, inspire, and delight young writers ages 9 through 21.
The workshops will be kept short. There will be lots of breaks, good food
and opportunities to meet other young writers and some industry professionals.
The workshops are interactive and fun. All presenters have experience
working with children and youth and will deliver workshops that are appropriate
for this age group. Please note that seating at the conference is