Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST
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Hinsdale Middle School 
100 S. Garfield St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Meg Cooper 
District 181 Foundation 

About Us 

The District 181 Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, composed of an all-volunteer board. Its mission is to inspire community involvement, pride, and support for the exceptional education provided to all District 181 students.

Since 1997, the District 181 Foundation has invested over $1,000,000 in our schools.

Programs like the Young Writers Night are made possible through the generous donations of families, individuals and businesses in the District 181 Community.  


Help make events like Young Writers Night possible by donating to the District 181 Foundation today!



 The District 181 Foundation is proud to host this special evening for District 181 students and their families to celebrate, share and encourage writing 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm at Hinsdale Middle School

Students - Share Something You Have Written.  Each 3rd - 8th grade student writer will have an opportunity to read his or her original written work to a small group of peers. Students will be able to share something they have created and also offer their peers feedback, encouragement and support in their writing.  

Students and Familiy Members -Participate in Fun Learning Sessions about different aspects of writing.  

Meet Author James Kennedy and learn about how he became a writer, as well as what inspires his book ideas.

Join the Fun at the Open Mic Coffee House - students, parents, teachers- enjoy some refreshments and listen to students who would like to share their writing with the whole group.


6:00 -  Doors Open - Sign in and Receive your Schedule

Meet James Kennedy, get books signed and paticipate in fun writing activites.  (Books will be available for purchase that evening.)

6:25 - Keynote Speaker - James Kennedy

7:00 - 1st Breakout Session

7:30 - 2nd Breakout Session

8:00 - Open Mike Coffee House