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Kids work with published authors at Young Authors FestivalSubmitted: 04/22/2018

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TOMAHAWK - Young aspiring writers got the chance to meet two authors over the weekend, and get some feedback from them. The Headwaters Reading Council held a Young Authors Festival at Tomahawk Elementary.

About 30 kids participated in the event. Each author held presentations on their books and explained the process of getting them published.


The authors also had the chance to give feedback on the students work.

"The authors have the opportunity to meet the young writers in one to one settings and confer with them, see their sketches look at what they're writing about, and give them encouragement to continue," said Headwaters Reading Council President Krystle Eichman. 

Organizers say kids being able to meet published authors gets them enthusiastic about wanted to become a writer. The authors at the event say it was nice to be able to speak with the kids.

"The kids are great, they were really interactive and they were excited to be here," said Abigail Bostwick, Arbor Vitae author of "The Great Cat Nap." "Big writers, big readers so it was very easy to talk to them and [I] had a lot of fun." 

"Just to inspire kids and have them be excited to create their own [work] is something that makes me happy," said Cody VandeZande, Chicago author of "A Great White Christmas." 
 
Kids from first to eighth grade could participate. Organizers say if other schools or children in the area would be interested in participating in a similar event they should contact the council. 

Visit the council's Facebook page linked below for more information.


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Headwaters Reading Council Facebook Page

Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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