Leon County Hosts Award-winning Young Adult Author

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 

Leon County Hosts Award-winning Young Adult Author


WHO: Leon County
WHAT: Presentation and writer’s workshop
WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
WHERE: LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, Program Room A, 200 W. Park Ave.

On Monday, September 25, the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library will host award-winning young adult author Christina Diaz Gonzalez for a writer’s workshop, presentation and book signing.

The Miami-based writer is the author of several award-winning books including The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper and Moving Target, Return Fire, and an upcoming book in the series, The Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts. Gonzalez’s books have received numerous honors and recognition in publications such as Publisher’s Weekly, The Miami Herald and the School Library Journal. The Washington Post calls her novels “engrossing, compelling and inspirational.”

At 4:30 p.m., Gonzalez will present a writer’s workshop for middle-school aged students. At the workshop, Gonzalez will give tips to young writers on how to develop a story and ways to improve their writing and editing. At 7 p.m., Gonzalez will speak about her experiences as an author, the inspiration behind her books and her writing style. The presentation is open to the public and followed by a book signing.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library.

For more information, contact Mary Douglas, Youth Services Coordinator, LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library at (850) 606-2665 / DouglasM@LeonCountyFL.gov, or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.


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