A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to see Carmen and John perform and support our local libraries. It is really special to be able to do something we love for a cause that means the world to us. If you would like to learn more about the Friends of the Gwinnett County Library and how you can help, you can find it HERE.
Photo Credit Isabel Hughes
Don’t miss Carmen Agra Deedy leading the children’s parade with The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! at this years Decatur Book Festival! Dress up as your favorite historical figure and join the parade at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 3 at the Community Bandstand in the Decatur Square. We can’t wait to see everyone!
If you can’t make the parade, be sure to Make Some Noise with Carmen Agra Deedy at the Children’s Stage at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3.
Come hang out with Carmen Agra Deedy and get a copy of her newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, signed on July 21 with the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, the Cobb County Library System, and Little Shop of Stories. Author Sandra Markle will also be there signing her book, What If You Had Animal Teeth?
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Switzer Plaza, 266 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
We are so excited to be heading to Santa Ana, CA this weekend, July 23, 2016 (1:00 p.m.) for family story time in the Kidseum and July 24, 2016 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) for a special lecture at the Bowers Museum, The Power of Story in a Cyber World.
During her lecture, Carmen “…will discuss the critical role stories can, and must, play in the lives of today’s children who are bombarded with all manner of entertainment and instruction––increasingly delivered via technology. Yet, the more high-tech we become, the more our carbon-based life forms will yearn for the arts of the senses. Storytelling is what is most human about us and our children need its humanizing, empowering, connecting power now more than ever.”
These programs are generously sponsored by Danny and Anne Shih in partnership with OC Public Libraries.
The lecture will be taking place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium, with a book signing to follow. You can buy tickets for the lecture HERE.
Storytelling on Saturday is free with your admission to the museum. Bring your OC Public Library, Whittier, Cerritos or Santa Ana Library card all weekend (July 23 and 24) and receive half off Kidseum admission!
This Saturday at 11 a.m., Carmen will be at the Barnes and Noble in Buckhead with the Page Turners organization. Get caught reading a book this summer! #URit!
Carmen will be speaking at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) next week. If you are going to be in Atlanta March 5-7, be sure to check it out. Carmen will be doing the Opening General Session Keynote, Friday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. There will be a book signing to follow.
Check out the entire program here. This years theme is “All that Glitters is SCOLT.” You won’t want to miss it!
Avondale Estates, Georgia is hosting their annual holiday market on December 15 at the Lake House. Along with 35 different vendors, they will have five different authors throughout the day signing books.
Come out for books and Christmas treats (or just to enjoy the lovely lake!).
You can find more information about the Avondale Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Market HERE.
I also want to give a big THANK YOU to Eagle Eye Book Shop, who will be selling books.
Carmen will be signing from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Author Signing Schedule:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Jeffrey Small
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Kathy Trocheck
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Casey Kallenberg
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Vicky Alvear Shecter
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Carmen Agra Deedy