Young Author's Conference

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2019 Young Author's Conference

This year's Young Authors’ Conference is set from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Schmucker Middle School  and features author Lola Schaefer

The annual event is for P-H-M students in grades K-5. The event, sponsored by Corporations for Education, a division of the P-H-M Education Foundation, provides an opportunity for students and their parents to meet and hear from a well-known children’s authors. Registration for the 2020 event is now closed. 


This year students and their parents will meet and hear from well-known children’s author, teacher, and speaker, Lola Schaefer. Mrs. Schaefer has written over 280 books and will share her experiences as a writer and illustrator during her engaging, grade-level presentations. Her books will be for sale at Young Author's Conference and later that day at Barnes & Noble in Mishawaka.


Participants and parents will also enjoy an interactive music and movement experience with “Mr. Dan, the Music Man.”  As part of the morning activities, students will share their own writing piece in small, adult-led group sessions with students from other P-H-M elementary schools. While students are meeting with their peers, parents will join Penn High School teacher and writing expert, Mary Nicolini, as she explores how writing can be a method for remembering and preserving events using real-life stories, drawings, and photographs.


Elementary student attendees will also work in small adult-led breakout sessions sharing their own writing pieces with other P-H-M students.

Some of Schaefer's books

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