Sunshine State Author Series

The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Each featured writer has written a book that has been on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award or Florida Teen Reads lists.

The Sunshine State Author Series includes events only open to registered school groups located in Orange County. View upcoming Events for School Groups.


Important Dates (Subject to Change)

Author Event Date(s) Schedule
Ben Clanton November 2018 View Schedule


Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Meet author and illustrator, Ben Clanton, who will read from and discuss his book Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
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Registration Required
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Calling aspiring writers, ages 9-14! Author and illustrator Ben Clanton presents a writing workshop for kids with interactive writing exercises and writing tips.
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Past Sunshine State Author Series Guests

Sharon Draper
Jason Reynolds
Brendan Kiely
Jackson Pearce
Sharon Robinson
Kelly Barnhill
Sarah Weeks
Jeff Zentner