Almost Authors Free Kids Writing Camps 2022

Registration for Jackson Hole Writers  Almost Authors FREE writing camps and conference for kids is open and we have some exceptional authors coming to mentor and teach and talk with the kids again this year.

All Wednesday one day workshops will be held at St. John’s Church at 170 N. Glenwood in Jackson from 10:am to 2:15pm. We will provide free healthy lunches and snacks, along with writing supplies as needed. Kids should bring water, questions, and imagination. There will be a book sale and signing at the end of each session and an opportunity for the kids to have their photos taken with the authors.

Click here to register: Almost Authors 2022

June 22nd, 2022 ~ Kathi Appelt is the author of more than 30 books. She writes novels, picture books, poetry, and nonfiction for children and young adults. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, French, and Swedish. Her first novel was The Underneath, illustrated by David Small and published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. For that work she received the annual Children‘s Literature award from PEN Center USA . She was also a runner-up for the National Book Award (National Book Award for Young People’s Literature finalist) and the American Library Association Newbery Medal (Newbery Honor Book). https://www.kathiappelt.com/

July 20th, 2022 ~ Fantasy author Kelly Cole is coming back to Jackson! Kelly earned a scholarship to the Jackson Hole Writers Conference as a high school student. She went on to graduate from the University of Wyoming where she studied English and Creative Writing. She is working on a self-publishing career, beginning with her debut novel Daughter of War. Kelly still lives in Wyoming with her two crested geckos and her dog, Maya. https://www.kellycolebooks.com/

August 17th, 2022 ~ Russian author Eugene Yelchin’s middle grade novel, The Genius Under the Table, won the American Library Association’s Sydney Taylor Book Award in 2022 and tells the story of his life growing up in Cold War Russia as a boy. Eugene is both the author and the illustrator and will be teaching the kids how he uses drawings and words to create amazing books. Eugene’s books have been named Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Amazon, National Public Radio, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, USA Today, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book, BookPage, NY Bank Street College, Booklist, Junior Library GuildNew York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and more. https://www.eugeneyelchin.com/

September 17 and 18 ~ Native author Christine Day will join John Schu for the Almost Authors day and a half kids-only writers conference is Saturday, September 17th from 10:am to 3:30pm and Sunday, September 18th from 9:am to 12:pm. The full day Saturday will be held at St. John’s Church and the half day Sunday brunch will be held in the tent behind the Center for the Arts. Free healthy snacks and lunch on Saturday, free brunch on Sunday morning with the opportunity to get one-on-one critiques with the authors.

Please contact Nanci Turner Steveson with any questions: ponywriter7@gmail.com

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