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Creativity abound at Young Writers’ and Creators’ Conference

Young Writer's Conference

About 250 Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across Red Deer Public Schools are getting set to flex their creativity muscle in a day filled with amazing authors, writers, artists, and creators.

The 33 annual Young Writers’ and Creators’ Conference will take place at Oriole Park Elementary School on April 26.

There are 17 sessions students can take part in. Some of those sessions include How to Write a Fantasy Story with Author Tyler Enfield; Digital Comics Using Storyboard That! With Tracy Wirtanen; Turtle Island Teachings with Indigenous Educator Amy Mendenhall; Play a Gamel Write a Story! With Author Lorna Schultz Nicholson; Creative Compass: Exploring your Creativity through Mind Mapping with Design Artist Joyln Tuazon; Bracelets, Pyramids and Ninjas with Author Sigmund Brouwer; Writing Song Parodies with Music Teacher and Fine Arts Coordinator Kati Ramsden, among others.

“We have creators coming from across Alberta, but also from within our school division,” said Lori Irvine, Principal at Oriole Park Elementary School. “Under the direction of these very experienced poets, authors, and writers, the students will get to explore and bring to life the writing and creating process.”

Ultimately, it’s a fantastic and fun day for the students and it’s great to see students from various schools immersed in literacy.

“Literacy is a priority for Red Deer Public Schools, so this certainly aligns with our school and Division goals to encourage literacy in students. Our students will see the beauty and joy that is embedded in literacy and how words bring ideas to life,” said Lori.

For more information regarding the Young Writers’ and Creators’ Conference, or to register, click here.

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