There’s something unforgettable about meeting an author and hearing first hand about the process of creating a book. How many different ways could a story be told? Why choose one perspective over the other? How do the characters develop during the writing process? What role does the editor play?
There are two excellent and free author visit opportunities coming soon in the Houston area:
Inprint, a literary arts organization in Houston, is hosting Kate DiCamillo on April 17th. You may know Kate DiCamillo because of her story, The Tale of Despereaux. She won the 2004 Newbery Award for the book and it was made into an animated movie in 2008. She won the Newbery again in 2014 with the book Flora and Ulysses! And her 2001 book, Because of Winn-Dixie was a Newbery honor as well.
Find out about the Inprint author visit here: Inprint Presents Kate DiCamillo
Teen BookCon is a free annual event sponsored by The Barbara Bush Foundation, Phillips 66, Alief Educational Foundation, and others. It is designed with teens in mind. 25 authors are lined up to attend this year’s event, which will take place on April 2nd. The day will kick off with a keynote speech, followed by five different panel sessions, and it will close with comedy improv. Book sales will go on all day, as well as author signings. I think this is a great opportunity not only to meet authors, but for teens to learn how a conference works. Be prepared to give yourselves enough time to park. It was quite crowded when I went last year.
Visit the Teen BookCon site here: Teen BookCon
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