I hope you are having a wonderful summer. As we head into fall, I want to inform you of the coming events that KRA has in the works. First, KRA has partnered with SCBWI (society of children’s book writers and illustrators) for an author showcase on September 23, 2022, 3:30 pm, at Zephyr Lane School Cafeteria, 6327 Zephyr Lane, Bakersfield. SCBWI will be taking the helm for this event, with support from KRA. It will be a FREE event for educators across Kern County to hear brief talks from professional authors in Kern, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. This is an opportunity for your school to discover which author/authors you would like to book for a school visit and assembly. Please check our dropdown menu for the flyer and a list of the 11 authors who will be in attendance for this wonderful event.
In addition to the author event, KRA has plans for an additional author event sometime in January or February as well as our annual Book Talk Tea which we are planning to host in April. Stay tuned for the full details on these events.
Please talk to friends and colleagues about becoming a member of KRA and helping to support literacy in our community.