Young Authors State Celebration
The Young Authors state winners celebration will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 2:00PM. Registration will begin at 1:00PM. Winners must sign in before the celebration so that we will know who is present. Each winner will be presented with a book containing all of the 2014-2015 state-winning essays. There will be extra books available for sale at the celebration; t-shirts, pens, and notebooks will also be available for sale.
Kelly Starling Lyons will be our guest speaker. For more information, please visit her website http://www.kellystarlinglyons.com .
The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be also be held on March 14 beginning at 10:00AM. Please be prepared for high traffic. For information on the Parade, Festival, and vendors, please visit their website http://www.raleighstpats.org.
Public parking garages are located on Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street, on McDowell Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street, and on Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street. All of these garages are close to the Convention Center. The cost is $7.
Directions to the Convention Center
The Raleigh Convention Center is located at 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. For directions to the Convention Center, head here.
If you are interested in spending the night in Raleigh before or after the Young Authors Celebration, the NC Reading Association has a discounted block of rooms available. Reserve today as the rate is only available if you book before 2/27. After that, the rate goes up over $100 per night! Here’s the link.
|COUNCIL||YOUNG AUTHORS CHAIR||EMAIL ADDRESS|
|Blue Ridge||Teresa Carpenter ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crystal Coast||Yvonne-Nicole Maisel de st. Croixemail@example.com|
|Duplin County||Carol Murphyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greater Cabarrus||Rachael Rovenstineemail@example.com|
|Greater Greensboro||Tasha Fulmorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harnett County||Michele Leeemail@example.com|
|Lee County||Rhonda Fancherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Moore County||Ann Spongemail@example.com|
|New Hanover||Penelope Windsorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robeson County||Tonnye Fletcheremail@example.com|
|Tar River||Molly Byersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Twin Rivers||Ginny Mangumemail@example.com|
|Western Mountain||Diane Cottonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County||Sabrina Secrestemail@example.com