Tweens Read Book Festival to connect students with renowned authors, Oct. 21

Tweens Read Book Festival to connect students with renowned authors, Oct. 21
Posted on 09/26/2017
Tweens Read Book Festival
Tweens Read slideshow 2015 with musical accompaniment

Tweens Read Book Festival to connect students with renowned authors, Oct. 21

By Dwight Henson
PISD Communications

Students in grades five through eight are invited to attend the seventh annual Tweens Read Book Festival, October 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at South Houston High School. The festival, being held in conjunction with Blue Willow Bookshop, will connect students with established authors and illustrators.

Astronaut Leland Melvin, author of Chasing Space, will headline the festival with a morning keynote address. Other authors who will be in attendance include: David Barclay-Moore, Stephen Bramucci, Jessica Brody, Jake Burt, Rob Buyea, Andrew Clements, Lindsay Eager, Alan Gratz, Lisa Greenwald, Paul Griffin, James Hannibal, Caleb Huett, Victoria Jameison, Erin Entrada Kelly, Kate Milford, Celia Perez, James Ponti, Corabel Shofner, Christina Soontornvat, Tamara Ireland Stone, Wade Albert White, Judd Winick, Allan Woodrow, and Kat Yeh.

A series of breakout sessions throughout the day will allow students to gain insight into the creative processes of various authors. In addition, students will have a chance to talk with their favorite authors during a book signing and Q and A session. Participants must purchase books from Blue Willow Bookshop to obtain autographs from authors. 

Attendees can sign up for the event for free by visiting http://www.tweensread.com 

WHO:

Pasadena ISD, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, Blue Willow Bookshop, librarians and teachers in the Greater Houston area

WHAT:

Houston Tweens Read Book Festival

WHEN:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

TIME:

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: 

South Houston High School
3820 Shaver Street
South Houston, TX 77587

COST:

Free

WEB:

http://www.tweensread.com

Twitter:

@tweensread @BlueWillowBooks

Email:

tweensread@gmail.com