2012 Young Authors Fiction Festival Announcement : Lycée-Collège

The American Library in Parisis proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival in collaboration with the Society of Children’s Book Writers (SCBWI) France. The Fiction Festival aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling. Deadline for submissions is midnight 1 April 2012.

The Fiction Festival is open to all students ages 5 to 18 in the greater Paris area who write in English. It offers a wonderful opportunity for educators to encourage creative writing among their students. Many SCBWI-France authors will be on hand to offer tips to young authors at the culminating Festival Celebration at the American Library on Friday 8 June 2012.

At the Festival Celebration we honor all participating authors and burgeoning storytellers as well as announce the finalists.  Finalists will be notified prior to the event, but all young authors are encouraged to attend this celebration of books for youth and children. The winning stories from each grade/year, along with a list of honorable mentions, will be published in a special Festival Celebration booklet.

*We invite you to participate in the 2012 Young Authors’ Fiction Festival and we welcome your help. Here’s what you can do…*

· Spread the word about the Fiction Festival amongst students and staff at your school and encourage them to participate;

· Paper your school and/or library or bookstore with the attached Fiction Festival flyer and  access available the Festival guidelines;

· Notify us with contact information of schools, organizations or individuals who might like to receive this announcement;

· Accompany Festival participants from your school to the Festival Celebration on Friday 8 June 2012.

If you have any questions, contact the YAFF2012 team

posted by The American Library in Paris

YAFF 2012 Team