April 30, 2011

APRIL IS FOR AUTHORS

Helen Zientek and Sue Sloan are the masterminds behind the awesome event APRIL IS FOR AUTHORS.

These two hard-working women and a host of volunteers brought over twenty authors and illustrators together for a fantastic event for the community.



There were panel discussions, author talks, technology talks, book signings, fun activities for the kids and shows by Page Turner Adventures.

I was fortunate to hear Edward Bloor's talk. I loved his novel, Tangerine.


Chris Crutcher was there and Alex Flinn and Doug Wilhelm and so many others.

I enjoyed meeting media specialists, librarians, teachers, administrators and kids.

Such enthusiastic kids!



This is Abigail with Hammy. She told me she LOVES reading.




Haley told me she loves books. Actual books. Not e-book readers.


Abigail and Haley and the other kids and their families who came up to my table reminded me exactly why I do what I do.

Thank you Helen and Sue and all the wonderful people who made the very first April is for Authors a successful event that connected readers to authors and authors to their readers!

4 comments:

Grier said...

Thank you for participating! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the authors networking with each other...that was pretty amazing to me. And, even more amazing is the fact that there were 30 author school visits to Palm Beach County schools on Thursday and Friday before the event. Now the planning begins for the second annual April is for Authors, April 28, 2012!

Debbie Reed Fischer said...

Great seeing you there, Donna. I agree with you that it was a terrific event. Always inspiring to meet authors as well as all the book-loving kids in attendance! :)

Amberdenise said...

I had the opportunity to sit in on your panel discussion on the Middle School Experience. Thanks for taking time out of your schedule and talking with us. It was fantastic!

Wild About Words said...

Thanks so much. It was my pleasure to be part of such a wonderful event!