Mark Crilley, author and illustrator of the book Akiko on the Planet Smoo is the special guest speaker. The event includes fun breakout sessions for children to develop their writing and reading skills, and for adults to learn tips for supporting their children's literacy development.
Children participate in three sessions for 30 minutes per session, so please register each child participant for 3 separate sessions (A, B and C). See below for descriptions of sessions.
Adults attend a special session designed to support children's reading and writing development, but there is no need to make a selection.
Please note that session capacity is limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration for YAF 2018 will be open from Oct. 1, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. to Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
Session #1: Let's Make a Change
Step into the author's shoes to revise and act out a fairytale.
Session #2: An Adventure Through Time
Be prepared to meet monsters, wizards, and other mythical creatures!
Session #3: Gobble, Gobble!
Hear about Thanksgiving traditions past and present. Let's hear yours!
Session #4: Match the Word to the Pic
Work in groups to match words to their definition, opposite, and picture.
Session #5: Pictures Tell Stories
Create your own story based on the illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg.
Session #6: Exquisite Corpse
EEK! Collaborate with your friends to create a monstrous poem.
Session #7: Tag, You're It!
Become an author as a team by creating a story.
Session #8: Drawing a Blank? Make your own Mad Lib
Work with a partner to fill in, illustrate and explain a Mad Lib.
Session #9: Accordion Book Workshop
Learn to make your own accordion folded books to fill with writing and sketches.