Connect tween readers to local and national authors and illustrators.Encourage interaction between aspiring tween writers and established authors.Educate, enrich, inform, and entertain local tweens and other participants.Celebrate the educational and recreational benefits of tween reading and writing.Ignite a passion for reading and writing in the tween community.
Core Literacy Programs
The core literacy program is a festival geared specifically at readers in grades 5-8. The festival occurs each fall 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.