Young Authors Conference

YAC 2017 Poster PROOF

Coming soon – the 25th Annual Young Authors’ Conference. For all young readers, grades K – 8

For over 20 years the Etowah Arts Commission has provided a day of literary fun. Children K-8 from throughout McMinn County and the surrounding area gather at Mountain View Elementary School to share a book they have each written and meet professional children’s authors. EAC believes that every child is an author and should share their stories!  For information on how to register, please contact the EAC office at (423)263-7608 or email  Forms are also available at the EAC office in Etowah, TN (next to Gem Theater), Thurs. and Fri., noon until 6pm.


For children grades K – 8.

Registration forms and additional info are also available at each area school. 

Activities include –

Book Share (if applicable for your group)

Guest author/illustrator presentations

Refreshments, courtesy of Mayfield Dairy Farms

Book Signings

Book Sales (cash, check, or CC day of event)

Pre-registration and commemerative T-shirt orders due by October 20, 2017

We can take registrations up to and including the day of the event, but no T-shirt orders after October 20.

Want to help? Volunteers to help lead groups of children in book sharing or as group captains are needed.

Registration Forms below

2017 Participant form

 2017 Volunteer form_PROOF