Young Writers’ Month

Each year, Lake Superior State University partners with Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library to encourage a month of writing narratives, similar to NaNoWriMo, for young writers. This year’s writing theme is: who’s your hero?

Students in grades K-6 are encouraged to participate, writing narratives about real-life or fictional heroes.

Image: Poster inviting K-6 students to a publication party at Bayliss Public Library on November 11

SAVE THE DATE: November 11, 2017 from 1-3pm at Bayliss

This year’s Young Writers’ Month will take place from October 12 – November 11, 2017 and will culminate with a publication party and optional open mic event on November 11 from 1-3pm at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie.

At the Young Writers’ Month publication party, students will be encouraged to read their narratives to adults, to one another, and/or to the HOPE therapy dogs who will attend the event. There will be an optional open mic for older students to read their stories, as well as cake. At the end of the publication party event, students will be encouraged to put their hero narratives on display in the children’s room at Bayliss. All stories on display in Bayliss or left with Prof. McMyne at the end of the event will be considered for the 2017 LSSU Young Authors anthology.

Students who are unable to attend the publication party may still submit their stories for display and anthology consideration by Nov. 11 to Prof. McMyne or a student in EDUC 411 with an entry form. Entries may be mailed to Prof Mary McMyne, Department of English, Lake Superior State University, 650 W. Easterday, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783.

Download the Young Writers’ Month Lesson Plan with Recommended Texts

Entry Form for Young Writers

Download the 2017 Young Writers’ Month Entry Form

You can read the 2016 young authors’ stories in the anthology below! Last year’s theme was mystery writing.

Front cover of 2016 Young Authors Anthology

Read the 2016 LSSU Young Authors Mystery Anthology