Young Author's Conference

Brought to you by the Oakland County Reading Council

Calling All Young Authors!

Our annual Young Author's Conference is a great opportunity for children in grades 2 - 5 who have an interest in writing. Participants will get to showcase a published piece of writing, experience a Writer's Workshop, and meet a Michigan author! They will leave with great memories, a new Writer's Notebook, and the inspiration to keep on writing!

  • Young authors need to bring a published piece of writing with them, which they have completed at school under the guidance of a teacher.
  • Parents must accompany their young author. There will be a presentation for our VIPs (Very Important Parents) while their children are experiencing the writerly life!
  • A book vendor will be on hand for you to purchase books for your young author if you choose.
  • Light refreshments will also be served.

Only $10 Per Child!

Saturday, May 7th, 8:30-11am

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford Township, MI

Register here!

Event Details

Students in grades 2 - 5 are invited to attend our morning conference. They will join peers in writer's workshop and share sessions before attending a special presentation by Michigan author/illustrator Deb Pilluti.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration opens

9:00 - 10:00 Young Authors attend workshops, while parents attend VIP session

10:00 - 11:00 Presentation with MI author/illustrator Deb Pilluti

Meet Deb Pilutti!

Deb has written/illustrated several picture books, including Ten Rules of Being a Superhero and Bear and Squirrel are friends (Yes, Really!). Deb's books will be available for purchase and she will be on hand after the presentation for a book signing!