Fort Hays State University will host nationally known authors and illustrators for the 2002 Young Readers Conference, Oct. 18-19.
The guests include Dorothy Hinshaw Patent author of Children's Choice Award book Hugger to the Rescue and Apple Trees; Colleen McKenna, author of Good Grief?Third Grade and Third Grade Stinks; Martha Freeman, author of The Spy Wore Shades and The Year My Parents Ruined My Life; Patrick Jennings, author of The Beastly Arms and Faith and the Rocket Cat.
Presenters of the event estimate that more than 600 third- through sixth-graders will attend the two-day session to visit with the authors and listen as they present their publications.
In order to ensure the opportunity to attend the conference, all attendees are asked to pay a $15 registration fee by September 30.
Sponsors of the Young Readers Conference include FHSU, the Kansas Center for the Book, and many libraries.
For additional information on the conference, contact Dr. Germaine L. Taggart, assistant professor of teacher education, by Sept. 30 at (785) 625-5707 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.