SJC to Host First Annual “Authors Unlimited” Event

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 23, 2011 – Suffolk County public libraries, in conjunction with St. Joseph’s College, will host an all-day event providing teenagers the opportunity to connect with their favorite young adult authors and celebrate their love of reading on Saturday, April 30. The first annual “Authors Unlimited” will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the John A. Danzi Athletic Center on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College.

“We, at St. Joseph's College, are happy to be partnering with the public libraries of Suffolk County for ‘Authors Unlimited’ to celebrate reading by connecting teens and authors,” said S. Mary Ann Cashin, chair of the Child Study Department at St. Joseph’s College. “It will be a pleasure to welcome all the participants to our beautiful campus.”

Several of the award-winning and bestselling young adult authors scheduled to present dynamic workshops throughout the day include: American fiction writer Coe Booth; internationally bestselling young adult author Daniel Ehrenheft; New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe series Anna Godbersen; and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia, who is known for their realistic portrayal of teens of color, among numerous others.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration and book sales begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase throughout the day in the College’s Cafeteria. Tickets are available for young adults at all Suffolk County libraries in the Teen Services Division beginning April 1. Accompanying adults do not need tickets to attend. A complete list of authors and sponsorship information can be found at www.authorsunlimited.org or by calling 631.286.1600 ext. 1352.

St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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