Three Upcoming Author Events

The San Francisco Public Library presents “An Evening with Lois Lowry” on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6pm at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.. Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medalist, and will be speaking about her newest book, Son, the final book in “The Giver” series. To find out more information about this free event, go to http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1010807901 .

Author Rita Williams-Garcia will be at the West Oakland Branch of the Oakland Public Library on Saturday October 13, 2012, 11am-Noon, part of the “Life is Living” festival happening at DeFremery Park.  She is the author of One Crazy Summer, which was a Newbery Honor book, Scott O’Dell Prize winner, and National Book Award finalist. You can also catch the Oakland Teen Poet Laureate Showcase on the main stage when she’s done.  http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/west-oakland-branch/meet-author-rita-williams-garcia.

Join Litquake and the San Francisco Public Library for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved bookA Wrinkle in Time. Writers, including Rebecca Stead, Hope Larson, Lewis Buzbee, Gennifer Choldenko, and John Stephens, will talk about how the books inspired them and invite you to share your memories, too. Author signing after event. Book sales by Readers Books. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1010009001 .

Emcee: Carla Kozak,Children and Teen Collection Development Specialist, SFPL

Rebecca Steadis the author ofFirst Light and the Newbery Medal winnerWhen You Reach Me. Her new novel,Liar & Spy releases in August 2012. Rebecca grew up in New York City where she lives today.

Hope Larson is the author ofA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel,Salamander Dream,Gray Horses,Chiggers, andMercury. She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California. hopelarson.com

Author Gennifer Choldenko is best known for Al Capone Does My Shirts, a Newbery Honor book andNew York Times bestseller.No Passengers Beyond This Point, her newest novel, is “a wonderfully imagined adventure story.”

Lewis Buzbee is the author of three award-winning novels for younger readers, The Haunting of Charles Dickens,Steinbeck’s Ghost, andBridge of Time. He teaches in the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco.

With a background in television writing (Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls), John Stephens has turned to novels. The Emerald Atlas debuted at #5 on the NYT bestseller list. Book 2, The Fire Chronicle, releases this October.

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