Group Visits to the Festival
Through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as SAReads, Girls, Inc., Boys and Girls Club, Divas, Inc., and others, over 400 kids from underserved areas participate in this special program of the Festival. The kids are transported to the Festival where they take part in the activities, hear author presentations, and receive a Festival author’s book and a Festival T-shirt.
If you are interested and plan to organize a group of students or kids to attend the Book Festival at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art on Saturday, April 6, please contact Shelley Harris. We recommend that students bring their own lunch. There will also be food trucks on site.
MyStory : Mentoring Younger Generations
For the 2015 Book Festival, students from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy received training by MyStory professionals in how to conduct interviews. Then at the Book Festival, the young ladies had the opportunity to sit and interview selected Festival authors. This program encouraged active listening and participation as students interacted with authors, all of which was captured on video.
If you are an educator interested in assembling a MyStory experience at the Book Festival for your students, please contact Shelley Harris, Educational Outreach Coordinator.