Sunday, May 18, 2008

Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events

The Free Library of Philadelphia has a number of author events - many of them free to the public with some big names. On May 3rd, my mother and I had the opportunity to attend one such event with author Augusten Burroughs of "Running with Scissors" fame. I had already read Running with Scissors and Dry and since that evening, I have now read his newest memoir A Wolf at the Table and am in the process of listening to Possible Side Effects in the car. On Augsten Burrough's blog, he requested fan pictures from author events for his website - so you may see this very picture there some time in the near future. Now, while Mr. Burroughs may not be for everyone, there are many more author events coming up in the future with great variety amongst them. Unfortunately one day too late, I've realized that Judith Byron Schachner was there yesterday. She is the children's author of the Skippyjon Jones books and she visited our school a few years ago. To sum up, check out Philadelphia Free Library's website to check if there is an author event to suit your needs and take in some of our great city's cultural offerings as well!

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