Monday, January 31, 2011

DevoFest!

Do you know a young, aspiring writer? Then that person needs to attend DevoFest!


I’ve known the founders of Christian Devotions Ministries and DevoKids for several years now, and this is an outstanding opportunity for young writers!

 From their website:

Kids! Ignite your creative spirit with DevoFest! This powerful three-day conference (June 17,18,19, 2011 ) will encourage youth ages 7-17 to discover and develop their interest and talents in film, print and public speaking.


As part of the DevoFest writers’ contest, one lucky youth will receive a book contract!
Beginning Friday afternoon, teens, tweens, middle-graders and younger will mingle with and learn from professional actors and best-selling authors in an intimate classroom setting.


Workshops include: novel writing, graphic-novel creation, acting, film production, script-writing, story telling, the production of musical videos, creative cooking, drama, science exploration, and suspense-filled adventure walks where youth will explore the scary and fun facts about nature. (Bring your bear whistle!)


Held on the grounds of the LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this sprawling 1,300 acre campus offers hiking trails, scenic brooks and nature walks.


DevoFest has a program fee of only $85 per student, which includes all sessions and breaks. A meal package is also available for on-campus dining covering all meals from Friday evening, through Sunday lunch. Convenient, on-campus lodging is available at Ridgecrest. Deluxe Room Rate: $90 per night, per room and kids stay free when accompanied by an adult.

Part of the Christian Devotions Ministries, this event will take place in Ridgecrest, NC. (Just outside of Asheville.)


For more information on the workshops and to sign up for this great event, visit DevoFest

19 comments:

Hannah Kincade said...

That sounds like a great program for young writers.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Always nice to see writing programs aimed at kids!

Angela Felsted said...

This looks like a great program. Thanks for the heads up.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This sounds like a wonderful opportunity. I don’t know many kids in this age group, but I’ll pass the information along when I have the opportunity.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What if you're just young at heart?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sounds a great programme for people interested in writing.


Yvonne.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a fantastic opportuntiy for young writers!

TrickiWoo said...

Sounds like a great event! I'll pass the info along!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great information - thanks for the links :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

$85 for three days is a bargain - and the area is beautiful!

N. R. Williams said...

Wow, that is so cool, I will definitely tweet and fb this one.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Arlee Bird said...

This sounds like a great opportunity. I have a niece (and fellow blogger) who would probably love something like this, but I think school is still in session here at that time.

I'd like to go to something like this myself. Do they have one for old geezers?

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Karen Lange said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the info.

Stephen Tremp said...

Devofest ... count me in. I didn't know they were still touring. I'll get my crazy red planter hat and yellow haz mat suit out of the garage.

Stephen Tremp said...

Devofest ... count me in. I didn't know they were still touring. I'll get my crazy red planter hat and yellow haz mat suit out of the garage.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Wish I was a kid again. What a super opportunity.

Susanne Drazic said...

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity for all young writers, ages 7-17. That is an AWESOME price, too!

The Old Silly said...

Hadn't heard of it, so many thanks for the lead!

Lynn said...

It's so encouraging to see an event like this for young writers. Thanks for shouting it out.