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Authors & Illustrators Speak Up for PA Libraries

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Pennsylvania Library Association is proud to introduce the “PA Forward Speak Up! Authors & Illustrators Speak Up for PA Libraries” initiative for Thursday, November 6, 2014. This initiative places Pennsylvania authors and illustrators in the spotlight, increasing support for libraries everywhere.

PA Forward Speak Up will match participating PA authors and illustrators with libraries to do programs in which they speak about the importance and personal impact of libraries and present a program related to their work.

The program could take a variety of forms, depending on the capabilities of the authors and illustrators and the program interests of the library: it could be a reading, a lecture about the topic of the book, a demonstration (examples: cooking demonstration by a cookbook author), a presentation of writing/illustrating tips, a talk about their career, etc.)

Who is Involved?

New authors and illustrators are being featured each week leading up to the November 6 event!

Sign up to Speak Up!

Are you an interested Author or Illustrator?

Give us your contact information and tell us the type of program you are interested in. We'll get you partnered with a library!


Are you an interested Library?

Give us your contact information and tell us the type of program you are interested in. We'll match you with authors and illustrators. Speak Up! will attempt to match your library with an author/illustrator and will provide marketing assistance with press releases and flyers.

As a partner, your involvement can help fuel the dialogue on Pennsylvania libraries and the key role these institutions play in the economic, social and educational fabric of our state. Libraries participating in Speak Up! will advertise and evaluate the program, provide a location, refreshments and any technology equipment for the author/illustrator. Program are free and open to the public. Book sales are authorized. Autographs will be up to the author/illustrator. Speak Up! will not be coordinating bulk purchases for titles.

Read more about it...

Announcement to Authors & Illustrators (PDF)

Announcement to Libraries (PDF)


SpeakUp Promotional Materials and Tips are available on the PA Forward Toolkit! Also, link to our Authors & Illustrators Blog.


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