COA West is a GO!

COA West stands for Cavalcade of Authors West.  What does the word cavalcade mean?  The first and second definitions in the dictionary refer to a procession or a parade, but the definition we are most concerned with goes as follows…

cavalcade[kav-uhl-keyd, kavuhl-keydnoun / any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.

So, here are the basics…

Who?
Secondary students in Pierce County and their teachers and librarians.

What?
A literary/ writing conference. The program is comprised of two components: 1) students reading novels from 15 featured authors and 2) a writer’s conference led by these featured authors.

When?
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Where?
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington

Why?
The Cavalcade of Authors West (COA West) is dedicated to providing the secondary students of our region access to some of the best Young Adult authors of our modern era. Our special interest is to celebrate Pacific Northwest Authors while introducing students to a variety of genres and subject matter and to furthermore, promote reading and writing within our community. We provide for our participants an authentic writing conference experience where students can learn from the ultimate mentors: the authors of the books they are reading.  We work in conjunction with the sister organization located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington called Cavalcade of Authors.

So let’s get excited about this–look for more information soon!

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