Virginia Festival of The Book – Authors Coming to Hollymead!


Dear Hollymead Parents,

Hollymead will be welcoming four authors to our school for the Virginia Festival of the Book.  There are also interesting and fun activities for both children and adults during the Festival.  Please check out their website to find out more:

Here is a list of the authors that will be visiting:

Fred Bowen: Wednesday, Mar. 21st from 10:00 – 10:50 in the Library;
Grades Attending: Fourth and Fifth

Fred Bowen is the author of Outside Shot. He has written over twenty sports books for kids. He has also written a weekly kids sports column for the Washington Post since April 2000.

Robin Newman: Thursday, Mar. 22nd from 1:05 – 2:05 in the Library;
Grades Attending: Second and Third

Robin Newman is the author of The Case of the Poached Egg. She has also written The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep. Newman was an attorney and legal editor, but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, and peacocks.

Marc Boston: Friday, Mar. 23rd from 10:15 – 11:15 in the Library;
Grades Attending: Kindergarten (10:15-10:45), First (10:45-11:15)

Marc Boston is the author of What About Me?  He never aspired to become an author until he decided to write original stories to read to his three daughters. Marc was born in Baltimore, Md. and raised in Kansas City, Kan. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three daughters.

Christa Avampato: Friday, Mar. 23rd from 10:30 to 11:30 in the Auditorium;
Grade Attending: Fifth

Christa Avampato is the author of Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters.  She earned her MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a journalist for publications such as the Washington Post.

Most authors are willing to sign their books. While I cannot promise the authors will be available to sign books, students are welcome to bring copies with them to the author visits.

Joette Crone, Hollymead Librarian