Family Literacy Symposium

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The Family Literacy Symposium, Provo Library’s yearly celebration of reading for adults, is on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The event is aimed at helping parents and community members to rediscover their love for reading and develop additional tools to encourage and generate literacy in the home and classroom.

The Symposium welcomes Jamie Ford as the featured author, who has two books that are incredibly popular — Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost.

Pick up free tickets for the symposium at the Provo Library’s adult reference desk. Take a look at the schedule of events below:

Symposium Events

Author Brunch
10:00 am
$25 per ticket

Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase beginning December 28 at the adult reference desk. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Jamie Ford’s latest book, Songs of Willow Frost.

Address by Jamie Ford
12:00 noon
Library Ballroom

Join bestselling author Jamie Ford as he talks about his novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, and the process of writing stories that span generations.

Breakout Sessions
1:00 – 3:00 pm

In these breakout sessions, Provo City Library staff will highlight the best books from 2013 for children, young adults, and adults.

Panel Discussion with Jamie Ford: Best Book Club Books 
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

This panel discussion will offer suggestions for making your book club a success, from choosing great material to finding meaningful discussion topics.



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