Young authors display writings this week


Reception for elementary, middle school students will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 12
VISALIA – Nearly 700 elementary and middle school students will display their writings at the annual Young Authors’ Faire, a free event which is open to the public. The students worked alone or in groups to produce over 420 print and digital books this year. The books are on display this week in the lobby of the Tulare County Office of Education Administration Building & Conference Center at 6200 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia.
Student authors write, illustrate and bind traditional stories for the public to read. Students also create digital books utilizing PowerPoint and incorporating hand-drawn and digital photography. Visitors to Young Authors’ Faire will be able to enjoy the digital books utilizing laptops set up around the room.
During the week of the exhibition, the public is invited to read and comment on the books. An evening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, so that the public can meet the young authors and celebrate their successes. Students will also have the opportunity to read their books aloud to the audience at the reception.
“By participating in the Young Authors’ Faire program, students are building their 21st century learning skills – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity,” says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak.  “I encourage the public to visit the Faire to read and appreciate these wonderful works!”