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!