Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Location: Canterbury School 5601, Covington Road
Canterbury School will hold its first Author Fair Wednesday, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 5601 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. The community is invited. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with award-winning authors as they talk about their books and the craft of writing in an informal setting. Author sessions are at 5 p.m. with John Baumgartner, 5:30 p.m. with Darcy Vance, 6 p.m. with Karen Lenfestey, 6:30 p.m. with Curtis Crisler, 7 p.m. with Elsa Marston, and 7:30 p.m. with Helen Frost.
Helen Frost’s novel-in-poem, Keesha’s House, won the Michael L. Printz honor from the American Library Association; was selected in 2011 by Ivy Tech Community College as its choice for a Community Read; and was adapted to the stage and performed by the Fort Wayne Youtheatre. Frost’s book, Hidden, was chosen as a 2012 Honor Book for the Lee B. Hopkins Poetry Award. She received three Artist Fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission and a Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her other books have won numerous awards, including Diamond Willow and Crossing Stones, selected as Best Books of Indiana.
Darcy Vance’s novel, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading, won a YALSA award for 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.
Curtis Crisler is the author of Tough Boy Sonatas and Dreamist. John Baumgartner is the author of Rori’s Ghost: The Secret of the Stone Stairs and Like Losing Your Left Hand.
Karen Lenfestey, a Midwest Writers Fellowship winner, recently published What Happiness Looks Like, a sequel to her first novel, A Sister’s Promise.
Elsa Marston’s first book of stories received a Middle East Outreach Council award for fiction followed by Santa Claus in Baghdad, an expanded collection about teens in Arab societies.
Attendees also will have the opportunity to sample recipes from Fort Wayne’s Junior League Cookbook.
“The authors are excited to participate, and we hope many teens, parents and aspiring writers will join us to meet some of Indiana’s finest writers in person,” said Laurie Gray, parent, author and event co-chairperson.
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