When: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST
At the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), our mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids (ages 12 and under) in New Hampshire and Vermont. We bring local authors, illustrators, and storytellers to the region’s most vulnerable kids to excite them with books and stories. We also provide fun family literacy programming, and give away more than $800,000 in new books each year. Learn more about our work here.
Since March, our programming has gone virtual (we were also fortunate to be able to offer some outdoor, socially distant storytimes in the summer). We’ve been offering a weekly virtual storytelling and Q & A session with the amazing VT and NH authors, illustrators, and storytellings with whom we work (you can find all videos here).
Learn more about our upcoming storytelling sessions for all ages on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. EST.
In addition to our family programming, we’ve also started offering a Book Club for Grown-ups, featuring talented, award-winning authors who write for both kids and adults. We ask the authors about their books, their writing practice, and just about anything else we can think of. It’s a chance for a live discussion with your favorite author from the comfort of your living room!
We’re THRILLED to announce our next Book Club for Grown-Ups Friday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST with bestselling author Dan Brown!
We’ll be discussing the latest book in the Robert Langdon series, Origin. Dan will also talk about his new children’s book, Wild Symphony, and answer your questions! This is a free, virtual event open to all.
From Dan’s website:
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 56 languages around the world with over 200 million copies in print.
In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”
The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing. He lives in New England with his yellow lab, Winston.
Brown’s latest novel, Origin, explores two of the fundamental questions of humankind: Where do we come from? Where are we going?
Whether you’ve had a chance to (re)read Origin or not, join us for a fun evening with Dan Brown. We hope to see you at Book Club!
Email Erika with any questions.
Order your copy of Origin now from CLiF’s local bookstore, Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, VT. Call, email, or stop by to order your copy. A limited number of signed copies will be available. And for every copy of Dan Brown’s new children’s book, Wild Symphony, purchased, Bridgeside Books will donate a new children’s book to CLiF.