2020 Young Authors’ Conference set for Sat., March 7

Posted on January 23, 2020

Mark your 2020 calendars for P-H-M’s Young Authors’ Conference:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Schmucker Middle School

P-H-M Elementary students, grades K-5

Registration Fee: $5 per child


Online registration opens Friday, Jan. 24 on phm.revtrak.net. The deadline for registration will be Friday, February 21, 2020.


The Young Authors’ Conference is for P-H-M students in grades K-5. The event, sponsored by Corporations for Education, a division of the P-H-M Education Foundation, provides an opportunity for students and their parents to meet and hear from a well-known children’s authors. Click here to view the photo gallery of last year’s event.

This year students and their parents will meet and hear from well-known children’s author, teacher, and speaker, Lola Schaefer. Mrs. Schaefer has written over 280 books and will share her experiences as a writer and illustrator during her engaging, grade-level presentations.

Participants and parents will also enjoy an interactive music and movement experience with “Mr. Dan, the Music Man.”  As part of the morning activities, students will share their own writing piece in small, adult-led group sessions with students from other P-H-M elementary schools. While students are meeting with their peers, parents will join Penn High School teacher and writing expert, Mary Nicolini, as she explores how writing can be a method for remembering and preserving events using real-life stories, drawings, and photographs.

Elementary student attendees will also work in small adult-led breakout sessions sharing their own writing pieces with other P-H-M students.

REGISTRATION: Online registration will be available at phm.revtrak.net. If you don’t have a P-H-M Revtrak account, you will need to create one. There is a fee for using this service. If you prefer to register via paper, please fill out the front of the blue envelope that will be attached to the hard copy of the flyer that will come home with your student Jan. 24 or after. Fill out the blue envelope completely, insert your payment, and return it to your child’s school. Checks should be made payable to: Young Authors’ Conference. The deadline for registration will be Friday, February 21, 2020!

CONFIRMATION: Participating students will receive additional information prior to the conference through their home school at the beginning of March.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact Amy Fadorsen at afadorsen@phm.k12.in.us.

Last Modified January 28, 2020