Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'm voting tomorrow morning here in Massachusetts and then flying to Illinois for three days, followed by a trip to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to present at YALSA's YA Literature Symposium.

Here's an invite blurb for those who live in the Chicago area. Feel free to post and email it right and left -- I'd love to get a good turnout for the faithful librarians who have worked so hard to make this author visit happen.
Mitali Perkins (author of MONSOON SUMMER and the FIRST DAUGHTER books) is coming to the Chicago area for author visits to the Skokie and Schaumburg communities.

On Wednesday, November 5 from 7-8:30 p.m., she'll present a workshop for adults, BOOKS BETWEEN CULTURES, in the Skokie Library's Mary Radmacher Meeting Room. This free event is open to the public, and is similar to the workshop she'll be giving at YALSA's YA Lit Symposium in Nashville on Saturday, November 7th.

On Thursday, November 6 from 7-8 p.m., she'll offer STORIES ON THE FIRE ESCAPE at the Schaumburg Library in the Youth Services Classroom for visitors ages 10 & up. A book sale and autographing will follow the presentation. Free tickets will be distributed in Youth Services at 6:40 p.m.