The Smith County Area Libraries Together (SALT) and the Tyler Area Partners for Literacy (TAP) have partnered to host two full days of exciting and fun events. SALT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of public libraries in Smith County. TAP is a coalition of nonprofit community partners advocating, promoting, and supporting literacy among children and adults in the city of Tyler and surrounding communities.
Co-chairs for the 2015 ETXBF are Dr. Dee Brock, Ph.D., a retired PBS Vice President of Education, and Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D., Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor of Literacy Education, University of Texas at Tyler.
Some 100 Texas authors who write in many genres and for all ages will display their books and chat with readers. In addition, professionals will demonstrate and explain various literacy projects for children and adults. Other experts will lead seminars to make reading more meaningful and rewarding to all and help writers improve their craft and sales.
Workshops and Seminars
Day 1 requires a $40 registration fee for attendance at seminars and workshops. There are two tracks: Track 1 presents well-known literacy experts and professionals who demonstrate best practices in teaching, reading, and writing and the use of those skills. Track 2 focuses on the craft of writing and publishing books. Outstanding authors, agents, and publishers lead seminars and workshops on these topics.
Continuing education credit is available for many of these workshops and seminars. Attendees who register in advance for Day 1 will receive a free lunch.
Day 2 is free to the public. Texas authors will exhibit, sell, and autograph books while chatting with attendees. Breakout sessions will provide opportunities to learn more about selected authors, agents, publishers, and literacy projects.
There will also be an author expo, with publishers, authors, illustrators, and writers’ groups displaying and selling their works, and they will all be on-hand to talk with readers of all ages.
Rounding out the celebration will be musicians, videos, actors, games, and storytellers to entertain participants throughout Day 2.
Please share the attached flyer with colleagues and friend at your convenience. For additional information and/or to register for the 2015 ETBF event, visit www.etxbookfest.org. For questions regarding the event, e-mail (email@example.com) or call (903) 566-7177. We are attaching printable flyers to post or share with friends and colleagues.