DECEMBER 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Sunday Jan 14
FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018; 2-3:30 PM

A representative from Antioch Writers Workshop will present a free mini-seminar entitled NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR WRITERS. Resolve to make 2018 YOUR year for making--and achieving--writing goals! Get practical hands-on tools so that you have a manageable list of to-dos to turn inspiration into achievement!

Wednesday Jan 17
KIDS' FANTASY AUTHOR TO VISIT

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17; 7 PM

MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO,
author of the kids' fantasy novel, Rebel Genius, will introduce the second book in the series, WARRIOR GENIUS. He describes the work as "having plenty of action and adventure along the way, along with an abundance of magic and wonder! It's an immersive world that a child can get lost in and one that I hope will inspire them to dream, create, connect, and overcome."

The reader discovers that the boundaries and beliefs that appear to separate us as individuals and groups are an illusion and that when we look deeper, we will see the commonalities we all share. In his books, the heroes sacrifice their self-interest for the good of all.

Mr. DiMartino is the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra.

Tuesday Jan 30
GORDON KORMAN DEBUTS KIDS' NOVEL

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30; 7 PM

Popular children’s author GORDON KORMAN will introduce SUPERGIFTED, the funny, heartwarming sequel to his very successful Ungifted. We meet Donovan Curtis who has never been what anyone would call “gifted.” But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he’s landed in the perfect place to do it—Donovan’s school.

Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash “Hashtag” Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He’s told to stay away from the sports star—or else. That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can’t tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes “Superkid.” Now he’s gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head. HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS