ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY MOSER
Seminar caters to teen writers, artists
"Sharing Memories, Shaping Possibilities" is the theme of this week's 14th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii's Children.
Illustrator Barry Moser and author Ralph Fletcher are among featured guests at the three-day affair, Thursday through Saturday at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Campus Center.
Moser will conduct a workshop for teen artists and Fletcher a workshop for teen writers. Other highlights include speeches, performances, discussions and children's activities.
In connection with the conference, an exhibit of Moser's engravings and watercolor illustrations will be displayed at Gallery 31 in the Honolulu Academy of Arts Learning Center through Aug. 4.
The conference is free, with a nominal fee for some of the professional sessions. Hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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