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Students to hear from writers, illustrators during annual District 58 Author Fest

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 1:57 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – District 58 students will have the chance to hear about the art of storytelling from some of the best in the field during the 2013 Author Fest, set for April 17-19.

Authors come to Downers Grove from across the country during the annual event to talk about how they became writers, discuss their craft, answer students’ questions about the writing and illustrating process and talk about careers in literature.

Visiting authors for 2013 include Julia Durango, James Kennedy, Kate Klise, Kevin Luthardt, Craig Pierce, Aaron Reynolds and Barb Rosenstock.

The fest alternates each year between the north side schools and the south side schools, and this year’s host schools are El Sierra, Fairmount, Indian Trail, Kingsley and Whittier schools.

The three-day event will wrap up with a book-signing featuring the authors and illustrators at the Downers Grove Public Library on April 19. This event is open to the public.

Books will be available for purchase from Anderson’s Bookshop beginning at 6:30 p.m., and authors will sign from 7 to 8 p.m.

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