William Carey host Young Author's Celebration

William Carey host Young Author's Celebration

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  This is a news release from William Carey University.

The William Carey University School of Education will host the 10th annual Young Authors' Celebration, a day of honoring young artists while also promoting lifelong reading, writing and visual expression, on March 6 at the Hattiesburg campus.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. in Smith Auditorium in Thomas Hall with a magic show performed by Scot Jones of Hattiesburg, followed by the opening ceremony at 9:20 a.m. with keynote speaker Chad Watson, a music teacher at Oak Grove Upper Elementary School in Hattiesburg.

Other guest speakers throughout the day's events include Pine Belt restaurant owner and author Robert St. John of Hattiesburg; storyteller Diane Williams of Jackson; artist Kim Garraway-Braley of Hattiesburg; author Diane Sauls of Columbia; counselor Ginny Kemp of Columbia; artist Rick Anderson of Clinton; and Carey faculty members Dr. Read Diket and Christy Liverett.

An estimated 450 first through sixth graders from Lamar County, Jackson, Columbia and Jefferson Davis County schools are expected to attend.