Young Writers & Artists Conference Sparks Student Creativity and Imagination!

The 2020 SCSC Young Writers & Artists Conference held March 10–11 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato brought students, authors and artists together for a day of learning.

With 43 small group sessions to choose from, students had the opportunity to explore many topics in writing and fine arts. Sessions ranged from A–Z including “Are You Trying to be Funny?” to “Zany Brainy Songs!”
“There is something for everyone,” said program coordinator Mary Hillmann. “Students get a chance to try something new or visit with experts in a field they are interested in.”
 
Author and presenter, Ryan Jacobson, was the opening keynote speaker. He explained how writing is a three-ring circus. He also presented a small group session on how students can write, publish and sell their work.
 
A book fair featuring presenter works was available each day. Authors were on hand during lunch and between sessions to autograph items.
 
View the 2020 album of YWAC photos.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Additional grant funds were also provided by the Prairie Ecology Bus Center.