Henderson Libraries to host Aspiring Young Authors conference

Authors Davis, Geddes, Genesse, Savage to share secrets of writing April 2

HENDERSON, Nev. – Many young boys and girls grow up with dreams of becoming a famous journalist or writer. Children dreaming of becoming the next Stephen King or Jodi Picoult don’t often get the opportunity to nurture those dreams and learn the secrets of accomplished authors – straight from the authors themselves.

The Henderson Libraries will host an Aspiring Young Authors conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson campus – located at 700 College Dr., just south of Horizon Drive.

Young adults can take part in a full day of author-interaction including keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Nevada author Cindie Geddes, who has published more than 300 articles, 12 short stories and nine books as a ghost writer will be one of four featured authors. She will join Donald Davis, author of “Surf War!” and “The August House Book of Scary Stories: Spooky Tales for Telling out Loud”; Paul Genesse, fantasy author of the Iron Dragon Series; and J. Scott Savage, author of the Far World Series as keynote speakers.

The event is free and open to students in grades fourth through eighth and will include lunch. Interested individuals are required to complete an enrollment packet by March 27 and deliver it by hand to any of the Henderson Libraries Youth Service Desks. Any questions can be directed to Betsy Johnson at 702-492-6581.

A book sale and author signing which is open to the public will follow the end of the conference from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6580.

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