About Young Authors
The Marquette-Alger Young Authors' Conference began with an idea to build literacy and authorship within our community. It started with a handful of educators and 347 first through sixth grade children. Over the past 39 years, the conference has grown to include 13 schools and about 3,000 children, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The conference takes place over four days each May at Northern Michigan University, but literacy activities extend throughout the whole school year. The activities involve reading, researching, writing, illustrating, sharing, and finally publishing a book as a culminating project.
This year we are pleased to be featuring the talents of author Aaron Reynolds from May 6-9 at Northern Michigan University!
A day at the Young Authors' Conference consists of four events. Students will attend the author presentation, celebrate their own writing during a book-sharing session, and attend a "special" class lead by a local presenter. Students will also enjoy lunch at Northern Michigan University's Marketplace. It is a fun and busy day for all!
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Participating Area Schools
Father Marquette Catholic Schools
Father Marquette Elementary School
Gwinn Area Community Schools
K.I. Sawyer Elementary School
Gilbert Elementary School
Ishpeming Public Schools
Marquette Area Public Schools
Graveraet Elementary School
Cherry Creek Elementary School
Sandy Knoll Elementary School
Superior Hills Elementary School
Clip art by Scrappin Doodles