Student literacy is an essential component of preparing students for college and career readiness. It is the goal of the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County Public Libraries to encourage reading, writing and creativity – and to highlight the efforts of young authors.
To that end, student writers will have an opportunity to showcase their work, meet published authors and engage in hands-on activities at the 14th annual Young Authors’ Faire, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at OC Public Libraries in Aliso Viejo, La Habra and Tustin.
The free event will feature presentations and activities led by a number of professional authors, illustrators and storytellers. Special guests will include author Drew Daywalt, author Anna Hayes, artists from the Dream Shapers nonprofit arts organization, characters from PBS SoCal programs, illustrator Joe Cepeda and representatives from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, who will present interactive drawing sessions.
Along with writing displays, the Young Authors’ Faire will spotlight performances of original works by students from local school districts and present hands-on crafts and activities courtesy of Lakeshore Learning, Kids Talk Radio LA and Discovery Cube Orange County.
The Aliso Viejo Public Library is located at 1 Journey in Aliso Viejo. The La Habra branch is at 221 East La Habra Blvd. in La Habra. And the Tustin library is at 345 East Main St. in Tustin.
More information is available on the OCDE Young Authors’ Faire website.