2011 Author-Illustrator Program: Jack Gantos

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 34th annual Author/Illustrator Program features Jack Gantos. His books include the award winning titles, Joey Pigza Loses Control, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and Hole in My Life.

Adults, teens and children are invited to attend a free program on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m., where Jack Gantos will speak at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

On Friday, September 30, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Gantos will present a program to teachers, librarians, writers, and parents at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch. Registration is required, and the fee is $25 for adults and $10 for students.

The Author/Illustrator Program affords teachers, librarians, parents and other interested adults an excellent opportunity for an exchange of ideas with prominent writers, artists, scholars, and performers of literature for children and young adults. Some notable artists in the field of literature who have been featured include Patricia and Fred McKissack, E. L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Paula Danziger, Mercer Mayer and Richard Peck.

Both events will include a book sale and autograph session. For more information please call 231-3760 or pick up a registration form at your closest EBRPL branch.

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