I help with a writing conference that happens every June, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. It’s an incredible conference and has introduced me to so many amazing people.
A few years ago the conference head and dear friend, Carol Lynch Williams and I talked about having a workshop for teens. I loved the idea! All the writers at the conference write for children so to have a class dedicated to encouraging teens in their own writing pursuits seemed perfect.
It didn’t work out, until last year.
We had our first teen class!
And it was 100% on scholarship!
Carol and I worked on the class together and it was a success.
Unknown to me, the WIFYR committee named the scholarship in Rory’s honor.
It was so special to me.
The conference committee and the attendees have become a big extended family to me throughout the last few years.
And to honor my daughter in such a special way, in a cause that’s so close to my heart. It was amazing.
I love you, my writing family!
If you know a high schooler that’s serious about writing, please encourage them to apply. This is such an amazing opportunity!
3 thoughts on “WIFYR: Rory Ann Moore Scholarship for Teens”
If I had had such an opportunity as a young writer, well, I don’t know how my life would have been different. So glad we get to do this. It makes WIFYR an even more excellent conference.
It’s amazing. So glad we get to do this.
This is so great! Wow!
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