Sunday, October 5, 2014

CHECK OUT THIS BOOK FESTIVAL!


 

 

The #1 Southern Utah Book Festival!

Save the Date
October 20-25, 2014
Open to the Public (FREE)
Learn, Discover and Journey through the World of Books!
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About the St. George Book Festival:

Welcome to the St. George Book Festival. This annual
FREE festival is the Utah Humanities Council’s gift to the community of Washington County, allowing us to explore all sorts of ideas by interacting with great writers.

This year, there are 20 locations all over the state of Utah hosting over 150 book festival activities throughout October, which is National Book Month and the
17th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival.

The complete program is available at www.utahhumanities.org.



Community-Wide Events


Oct. 20th
Local Authorpalooza Festival Kick-Off

FREE to the Public


Location: Barns & Noble at Red Cliffs Mall

        1720 Red Cliffs Dr, St. George UT

Time: 4pm to 7pm

  
Oct. 21st-23rd
Author Appearances

Free to the Public


Locations: Washington County Schools, Bookstores, Libraries & St. George Children’s Museum

Check with your local school, bookstore, library branch or the St. George Children’s Museum for more details.


The Writer's Journey: One-Day Workshop

Oct. 24th

Come enjoy this one-day conference designed to give authors and aspiring authors the opportunity to network and learn more about writing and the publishing industry! 
Date: Friday October 24, 2014
FREE to the public - $15 Speaker Box Lunch available!

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm - There are two breakout sessions each hour.


Location: Dixie State University Holland Bldg, 4th floor

Click here to see workshops, speakers, full program details and SIGN-UP!

Make Hotel Reservations Here!


Literacy Charity Dinner - Oct. 24th

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. 
- Katherine Patterson


Why Literacy is Important


In the United States, an estimated 30 million people over the age of 16 read no better than the average elementary school child. Worldwide, nearly 800 million adults are illiterate in their native languages; two-thirds of them are women. Yet the ability to read and write is the basis for all other education; literacy is necessary for an individual to understand information that is out of context, whether written or verbal. Literacy is essential if we are to eradicate poverty at home and abroad, improve infant mortality rates, address gender inequality, and create sustainable development. Without literacy skills - the abilities to read, to write, to do math, to solve problems, and to access and use technology - today's adults will struggle to take part in the world around them and fail to reach their full potential as parents, community members, and employees. (From Central Georgia College)

We invite you to join us on October 24, 2014 at 6pm!


The night will be one you won't forget as you'll be dinning with twelve best-selling and award-winning authors in and around Utah, not to mention each ticket you purchase will be donated to two wonderful organizations in our community - The St. George Children's Museum and Washington County School District Foundation!

DEADLINE to purchase your dinner ticket is October 18th! Hurry and Reserve your spot TODAY!