Young Authors Conference Theme & Keynote
2018's theme, Connecting the World—One Story at a Time, challenged young writers to craft stories that explored the power of personal narrative. The keynote address and hands-on breakout sessions were led by published authors, journalists, poets, storytellers, songwriters, playwrights and more motivated students to become better writers and encouraged students to use their stories to connect with others here in their community, their school, and across the world.
Green Card Voices works with young immigrants from two metro area high schools. These relationships have resulted in two books written by 60 students from Wellstone International High School, Minneapolis, and LEAP High School, St. Paul. Executive Director and 2015-17 Bush Fellow Tea Rozman Clark along with a few student writers were the 2018 Young Authors Conference keynote. Their personal narratives and powerful stories lent a depth and interest to the theme of the 2018 Young Authors Conference, Connecting the World—One Story at a Time.