Teens “Get Inked” at Saint Mary’s College Writing Conference

November 14, 2017 (Notre Dame, IN)—Saint Mary’s College Department of Education and Michiana Writer’s Center is proud to sponsor “Get Inked,” a teen writing conference for students in grades 8-12 on Saturday, December 2. The conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Madeleva Hall. The all day event will cost $50 per student which includes lunch and an autographed book. Click here to register.  

This conference provides the opportunity for students to learn new writing techniques from published and professional authors. Students will be given the chance to improve their academic and personal writing. Kristin Bartley Lenz, Michigan’s bestselling author of the young adult novel The Art of Holding On and Letting Go is this year’s featured speaker.

The Art of Holding On and Letting GoBartley Lenz is a writer and social worker from Detroit where she manages the Michigan Chapter blog for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her debut book, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, was chosen for the Great Lakes Great Books 2017-2018 statewide literature program.

Students are encouraged to register soon due to limited space. Contact Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, director of student teaching at Saint Mary’s and coordinator/director of the Michiana Writers’ Center via email michianawriterscenter@gmail.com or call at (574) 220-8798. 

About Saint Mary's College: Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College is rooted in its mission to prepare women to make a difference in the world. A pioneer in the education of women, Saint Mary’s is a four-year, Catholic, residential, liberal arts college in Notre Dame, Ind. The College is an academic community offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 major areas of study, including business, nursing, education, biology, social work, and English. Saint Mary’s also offers co-educational master’s degrees in data science, speech language pathology, autism studies, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

Contact for News Media: Haleigh Ehmsen, Media Relations Associate, Saint Mary’s College, hehmsen@saintmarys.edu (574) 284-5343

Written by Emily Doyle '18, media relations intern and business administration major with concentrations in marketing and management.