So every year, about this time, my city takes part in what is called the Big Read. This year, due to lack of funding, we are being encouraged to read or re-read a classic fantasy book (in years previous to the lack of funding we had been given a single book such as To Kill a Mockingbird). Each year, to go along with the reading, my fab library puts on programs galore! This year many of the programs are centered, naturally, around authors of fantasy novels. Here is the list--try not to get too jealous--of authors I get to see (maybe even meet) over the next month:
Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz and Mistborn series)
James Dashner (The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials)
Brandon Mull (Fablehaven)
Berin Stephens (The Dragon War Relic)
Stephen Gashler (The Bent Sword)
Greg Park (The Earthsoul Prophecies)
Dave Wolverton (Runeland series written under the pseudonym David Farland)
Scott Westerfeld (The Uglies)
Okay, so maybe it is your teens who will be jealous. But I am awfully excited--not only for these authors but for all the other experts on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, le Guin, etc. that are being brought in to enlighten us (I'm such a nerd). I know I've said this before (just a few times), but I love my library.
p.s. give me a call if you are local and want to attend.