Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am to 12pm at Scarsdale Middle SchoolScarsdale third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to this exciting event to meet award-winning authors, sports writers, journalists, bloggers, illustrators and more. Students will experience real-life writing activities in a small group setting, as well as gain a better understanding of a day in the life of a writer. Through hands-on workshops, we hope to create an inspirational day for all children in attendance.
Please follow this link to view the entire Fall 2017 Workshop Catalog for this exciting event. At the time of registration, you will have the option to purchased an autographed copy of our workshop leaders' most recent books. Follow this link for additional information about some of our workshop leader names and their publications.
Keynote address: Bruce Beck
Bruce Beck is in his 20th year with NBC 4 New York. He is the station's Lead Sports Anchor and the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show "Sports Final." Beck is the host and sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football. The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for NBC 4 including five Super Bowls and seven Olympics.
In March 2017, Beck was awarded the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism by his alma mater, Ithaca College. Beck has won eight New York Sports Emmys and was named New York State Sportscaster of the Year eight times, including six in a row from 2007 through 2012. He also received the honor in 2014 and 2015.
Starting in 2017, Beck launched the Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting Camp in New Rochelle for kids aged 13-20. Beck along with the top sportscasters and personalities in New York, teaches the fundamentals of the industry to the next generation of sports broadcasters.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He resides in Westchester County with his wife, Janet. His two sons, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter, live in New York City.
Registration will open Sunday, October 29, 2017, and run through Monday, November 6, 2017. Tuition is $30; financial assistance is available. Each registrant must choose five workshops in order of preference. In the event that any workshop is oversubscribed, roster will be determined by random lottery. Each registered child will learn of their two workshops on the morning of the event at check-in. Follow this link to the EventBrite Registration site.
New and Gently Used Book Donations
Please consider joining our community service efforts by donating new or gently used childrens' books, in English or Spanish for ages 5-12, on the day of the event. Collections will be given to My Sisters' Place, a non-profit organization with a mission to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester County. For additional information about that organization, you may consult the My Sisters' Place website.
5th Grade Poetry Submissions
Please follow this link to YWW's publication of Poetry composed by this year's fifth grade students. Select poems will be read aloud as students arrive for the keynote address.
Interested in being a parent volunteer?
We need your assistance! To volunteer, please contact YWW Co-Chairs: Felicia Block and Leah Dembitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.