FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Children's Literature Advocate Colby Sharp to Discuss New Children's Book, The Creativity Project
Renowned educator, blogger, and children's literature advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse, and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge in his new children's book, The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $16.99, on sale 3/13/18). Colby will be discussing the book at a free community event at Sterling Community Center (113 Minus St., Greenville) on Wednesday, March 14th, at 4:30pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event, or you can pre-order beforehand online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other: photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share.
The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children's book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator!
Contributors include: Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.
About the authors:
Colby Sharp is a fifth grade teacher. He and his wife have five children. He is a co-founder of the online community Nerdy Book Club and its off-shoot conference, Nerd Camp; two popular monthly Twitter chats, #Titletalk and #SharpSchu; and The Yarn, a podcast about bookmaking and the creative process. The Creativity Project is his first book.
If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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