Thursday, January 15, 2015

Martha Woodward will be one of the 3 presenters for the Young Authors' Conference on Valentine's Day for the Etowah Arts Commission. She will speak on the topic of "Finding Writers Everywhere." She will also share the 3 children's books she has authored: "Watermelon for Everyone," "No Spitting Watermelon Seeds," and "Something Spooky Going On At the Sunsphere."

Etowah Arts Commission to Host Young Authors' Conference Feb. 14 8 until noon

The 23rd Annual Young Authors' Conference will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015, from 8:00am - Noon at Mountain View Elementary School in Etowah, TN (McMinn County). Children from local elementary and middle schools are invited to come and interact with some of their favorite authors and illustrators who share their love of the literary arts. Presentations for kids are age-appropriate and engaging, and books can be signed by the presenters at the event. Parents and siblings are welcome to join and stay for the event, too, but must also pay a registration fee of $5 per person. T-Shirts commemorating the event are available for purchase (via registration form), for $10 each (T-Shirts are not available for sale day of event). Pre-registration will be available via printing a registration form from website, and forms will also be distributed to area schools. You may contact the office of the Etowah Arts Commission at to have a registration form e-mailed to you. Books by the authors/illustrators, as well as blank books for your "budding" writer will be available for purchase on the day of event (cash, check, or CC). Funding for the conference is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.