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Los Altos High School to hold writer's conference

Los Altos High School's 12th annual writer's conference will be held this coming Monday through April 8. Students will have an opportunity to hear one or more of the 17 published writers who will be participating in the conference.

This year's group of writers represents a variety of disciplines, including Stanford Jones lecturers and Stegner Fellows, poets, short story writers, journalists, novelists and newspaper columnists.

Among the authors speaking this year are Loretta Green, Joanne Jacobs, Ann Killion and Bud Geracie of the San Jose Mercury News, poet and performer David Sharp, local children's book author Shirley Climo, science writer Barry Evans and journalist Anne McCarroll.

The writers will share their work and writing experiences with the students. The conference format is designed to encourage a dialogue between writers and the students in the intimate setting of individual classrooms.

The writer's conference was developed in 1985 by English teachers at Los Altos High School. The initial financing for the conference came from the Tracy Cullinan Memorial Fund which had been established with donations from family and friends of Tracy, a Los Altos High School student, who died of a brain tumor during his senior year.

The conference is currently being funded by the Los Altos High School Parent Group and the school Site Council. Those interested in attending the conference on a space available basis should call 941-5926 or 949-0404.

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