Today, an editor from Charlotte Parent wrote and asked me to tell you about an event which they sponsor, the 2010 Young Authors Book Writing Contest. The deadline is not until November 4, but if you are looking for a stimulating activity for your budding K-8th grade author, you can get him or her started on their story this summer.
And, if your 5th-10th grader has 3 or 4 friends who want to really get ready for the contest, I offer writing classes and would be happy to work with a small group of students during the summer. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you live in or around Cornelius, a colleague of mine and talented writer, Lisa Williams Kline, is also offering workshops for teen writers. The workshops are at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center; scroll down until you see Teen Writers Loft. For more information, you can email Lisa at email@example.com.
And if you need further "proof" that your children should be reading over the summer, this article will convince you.
Joyce Hostetter, 2010 Young Authors Book Writing Contest, Charlotte Parent, Lisa Williams Kline, Summer Reading, Talking Story