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Meet and Greet with Erin Kelly

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Meet and Greet with Newbery Medal Winner Erin Entrada Kelly

Do you live in the Philadelphia area?
Have lunch in your school library with the author!

Good for one visit during the 2019-2020 school year and two autographed books.

Friends are welcome.

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly. She is a New York Times bestseller. Her other book is You Go First and Lalani of the Distant Sea will be out later this year.

In a recent announcement, fans found out that Netflix will adapt Hello, Universe into a family film. Playwright and screenwriter Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe) will adapt the book and Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station, Roxanne Roxanne) of Significant Productions will produce the movie.

Erin was raised in Louisiana, but now lives in Delaware, near Philadelphia. She is a professor of children's literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA. Erin is also a short story writer. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize.

Erin has a bachelor's degree in women's studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA in creative writing from Rosemont.

Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan and lives in Cebu, which is why many of Erin's Filipino characters speak Cebuano rather than Tagalog.

Erin has visited schools around the world and have spoken to thousands of students. This is your chance to give this incredible experience for your family and some friends to meet and have lunch with Erin at your child's school library.