Youth Lit fest will feature Gordon Korman

By on November 10, 2015

Gordon Korman will be the featured author at the Lititz Alive literature festival for kids and teens, taking place Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lititz Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes author presentations, workshops, book signings, story times, and more.

Gordon Korman wrote his first book when he was just 14 years old. His writing career began virtually by accident when he was in seventh grade. The creative writing teacher gave the class total freedom to work on whatever they wanted from February to the end of the school year. The result was Korman’s first novel, “This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall.” It was published when he was a freshman in high school.

Since then, Korman has written over 80 popular young adult and middle grade novels, including the New York Times-best-selling “Swindle,” “Masterminds,” “Ungifted,” “39 Clues: One False Note,” and “Schooled,” as well as the popular Everest, Island, and Titanic series. Swindle was made into a 2013 Nickelodeon movie. Reviews for his latest series, The Hypnotists, call it “fast moving, goofball funny, and addictive,” with a target age of 9-12.

Works by Gordon Korman include: “The Hypnotists,” “Ungifted,” and “Shipwreck.”

Works by Gordon Korman include: “The Hypnotists,” “Ungifted,” and “Shipwreck.”

Korman says humor is his first love, and he promises to use it when he presents at Lititz Alive on Nov. 14. Korman’s feature presentation will be at 10 a.m. in the gym at Lititz Elementary School. He will also participate in a discussion panel and a workshop later in the day. Young readers can meet Korman and get his autograph at book signings scheduled for noon and 4 p.m.

A complete schedule of the day’s events can be found at lititzalive.org. Times are subject to change as author travel plans are finalized. Admittance to smaller workshops may be limited to optimize participant experience.

Youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets cost $5 each; student tickets are $3. The event is presented by Warwick Education Foundation and Aaron’s Books.

Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman

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