July 20, 2017

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Pictures of the Week: Susan Cooper at the Puyallup (WA) Public Library’s Festival of Books

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The Puyallup Public Library in Washington State celebrated its first annual Festival of Books from September 27-28. In partnership with Fantasium Comics and Valley Arts United, the library hosted a mini-comic convention, the Fandom Dance, an art-inspired poetry contest, and a guest lecture by the acclaimed author Susan Cooper—known for her “Dark is Rising” series and recent Ghost Hawk (2013, both S & S).

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Acclaimed author Susan Cooper delivers the first annual Jim Taylor Memorial lecture at the Puyallup Festival of Books. Photos by Katy Levesque.














The annual author lecture series is named in honor of Jim Taylor, an English teacher in the Puyallup Public School district. Other guest speakers and performers included fantasy author Ursula K. LeGuin, storyteller Will Hornyack, fiddle player Sarah Corner.

The lecture was followed by a reception and book signing. (l. to r.) Cooper and a Puyallup board member, Dee Dee Henry.

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