Six nationally known authors will be featured at the 2006 Young Readers' Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, on the campus of Fort Hays State University in the Memorial Union and in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Authors and illustrators attending the conference will be Mike Artell, author of "Ten-Second Tongue Twisters" and "2001 Knock-Knocks and Tongue Twisters: Ters"; Jane Kurtz, author of "Mister Bones," "Johnny Appleseed" and "Bicycle Madness"; Jennifer Stewart, author of "Close Encounters of a Third World Kind," "The Bean King's Daughter" and "If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast"; Eunice Boeve, author of "Maggie Rose and Sass"; Margaret Domnick, author of "Everbody has Something by Margaret Domnick"; and Amy Gordon, author of "Midnight Magic."
More than 300 third- through sixth-grade students are expected to visit with the authors during each day and write letters of introduction as a contest. The winner of the contest will then introduce one of the authors.
Sponsors include the Dane G. Hanson Foundation, High Plains Reading Association and the Optimist Club of Hays.
Registration is $17. For more information regarding registration, contact Dr. Germaine Taggart, associate professor of teacher education, by Sept. 15 at (785) 628-5302 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.