young writers & artists conference

The Young Writers & Artists Conference (YWAC) offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects related to writing and creative arts. YWAC utilizes a number of authors, artists, educators, experienced writers, and business leaders as conference facilitators. These local and regional talents inspire youth and encourage them to take their own talents to new levels. Session topics may include, but not be limited to: poetry, fiction writing, character and plot development, illustration/cartooning, theater art, music, graphic design, journalism, science fiction, humor, screen plays, calligraphy, etc.

ACHF logoThis 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 and additional support from The Prairie Ecology Bus Center.
 

Students at 2016 YWAC canvas painting sessionStudents at 2016 YWAC Picasso rooster sessionStudents at 2016 YWAC keynoteStudents at 2016 YWAC poetry session
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2018 Conference Information:

Conference will be held March 6–7, 2018. Brochures and registration will be availble in January.

2017 YWAC Brochure

2017 Conference Brochure
Sessions Grades 3-4
Sessions Grades 5-6
Sessions Grades 7-9
Presenter Bios
Campus Map

Volunteer

Contact

Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509