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BYU to host Symposium on Books for Young Readers July 13-14

Featured authors include Nancy Farmer, Shannon Hale, J. Patrick Lewis, Brian Pinkney

Brigham Young University’s Symposium on Books for Young Readers will be Thursday and Friday, July 13-14, at the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave., in Provo.

The two-day symposium for librarians, teachers and parents will feature nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators, including Nancy Farmer, Shannon Hale, J. Patrick Lewis and Brian Pinkney. The authors will present breakout sessions and autograph their works during the symposium.

Participants may also attend the Virginia Sorensen Lecture and Dinner in the Wilkinson Student Center at BYU Thursday, July 13, at 5 p.m. Registration is required to attend.

The full symposium fee of $144 includes refreshment breaks on Thursday and Friday and admittance to the lecture and dinner on Thursday. One-day registration includes the refreshment break for that day, and Thursday registration also includes the lecture and dinner. One in-service credit is also available for a registration fee of $174.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, July 6, in order to guarantee a seat at the Virginia Sorensen Lecture and Dinner. Interested persons can register by mail, by phone at (801) 422-8925 or online at bfyr.byu.edu. Registration is also available in person at 120 Harman Continuing Education Building, and there also may be walk-in registration at the door if space is available.

The symposium is sponsored by the BYU Department of Teacher Education, the Harold B. Lee Library, the BYU Bookstore, the Division of Continuing Education and the Provo City Library at Academy Square.

For more information, contact BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-2568 or visit bfyr.byu.edu.

Writer: Elizabeth Kaspar

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