Friday, September 25, 2009

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo will be a speaker for the COOL BRAINS! INPRINT READINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE series Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet @ Stella Link

3 pm (doors open 2:30 pm)

The event is free to the public.

Her acceptance speech for the Texas Bluebonnet Award for Because of Winn-Dixie is the stuff of legend. All these years later, people are still looking for a video or transcript of her talk.

Here DiCamillo reads from her new book The Magician's Elephant.


tanita✿davis said...

This is cool!
I admit to feeling a little skritchy with jealousy...

Girl Detective said...

Thanks for posting this. I worked with Kate about a decade ago, in a used bookstore. It was just as Winn Dixie was coming out. She has a dry sense of humor, and is as funny and self-deprecating in real life as she is at her readings. Once, when I told her that Tiger Rising was my favorite book of hers, she said, "That's what all writers say." And when I see her, about once a year, usually by chance, she never fails to ask about my writing. If you haven't seen her in person, you should. She's a treasure.