PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 21, 2012 – 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 28. The second 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.
“Last year’s event was an exciting gathering for teen readers and writers,” said S. Mary Ann Cashin, chair of the Department of Child Study at St. Joseph’s College. “It was clear how much they enjoyed hearing the stories and experiences that inspired the published works of each author, and the invited authors were impressed by the interest shown in their work and the thoughtful questions about writing, which the teens posed in the small group sessions.”
Several of the award-winning and bestselling young adult authors scheduled to present dynamic workshops throughout the day include, but are not limited to: author and playwright Madeleine George; Adele Griffin, author of National Book Award finalists, Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be; illustrator J.K. Lee; award-winning journalist and sports and fiction writer Robert Lipsyte; and New York Times bestselling author of Hades: Lord of the Dead, George O’Connor.
“We look forward to partnering with the Public Libraries of Suffolk County again this year as together we celebrate reading and enjoy the selection of high interest books that will be available and autographed,” S. Mary Ann said.
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. 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 26 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.