Connect teen readers to local and national authors and illustrators.Educate, enrich, inform, and entertain local teens and other participants.Promote literacy skills.Encourage interaction between aspiring writers and established authors.Celebrate the educational and recreational benefits of teen reading.
Core Literacy Programs
The core literacy program is a festival geared specifically at readers in grades 7-12. The festival occurs each spring and attracts New York Times best selling authors who appeal to this age group. The festival typically has more than 2,000 attendees, 70% of whom fall into the target age group.