WHO: 650 Gwinnett County 1st through 5th grade students and their parents
WHAT: Students will graduate from Mercer University's College for Kids program and receive hardback books with published stories they wrote during Mercer's Budding Authors workshops over the summer.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 1 p.m.
(There will seven ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m. on the hour)
WHERE: Cecil B. Day Hall
Mercer University Cecil B. Day Campus
3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta
(Just off I-85, one exit inside of the perimeter)
BACKGROUND: Students were nominated to participate in Budding Authors by their teachers based on the students' interest and talent in creative writing. This is the second year Gwinnett County students have participated in the reading workshops on the Atlanta campus. One piece of each student's writing was published in a hardback book that will be given to participants and their school libraries at the ceremony.
*Media interested in covering the event should contact Jenny Butkus at (800) 837-2911 or (478) 731-3668.