SJC to Host First Annual “Authors Unlimited” Event

March 22, 2011

PATCHOGUE, NY MARCH 23, 2011 Suffolk County public libraries, in conjunction with St. Josephs 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. Josephs 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. Josephs 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 Colleges 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 or by calling 631.286.1600 ext. 1352.

St. Josephs 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).