2024 Young Authors Reception

The Education department is excited to host our 2024 Young Authors Reception on April 23rd and the Festival on April 24th in the Ozinga Chapel.  The festival brings together a children’s author, nearly 300 elementary school students, 30+  Education students, and celebrates writing for and by kids.

This year, we are honored to welcome this year’s author,  Gary Schmidt. Gary is the amazing, award-winning author of The Wednesday Wars (Newberry Honor Winner), Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Newbery Honor and Printz Award winner), Okay for Now (Children’s Choice Book Award Winner and National Book Award finalist), as well as Orbiting Jupiter, Just Like That, and his latest, The Labors of Hercules Beal. In addition to these (and ten more) middle grades and young adult novels, Schmidt has written picture books including The Great Stone Face, In God’s Hands, Martin de Porrres, So Tall Within, A long Road on a Short Day, and One Smart Sheep.

We welcome the college community, friends and families to join us at the Young Authors Reception (April 23th at 6:30p) for a wonderful evening, as our author gives a short talk about how to write stories, and then the Trinprov team will turn some of the stories by kids into short hilarious skits.  Reception to follow.

Gary Schmidt’s books will be available for purchase and to be signed at the reception.

Please contact the Education department with any questions at education@trnty.edu.