Iowa children’s authors helped pack the audience for Lois Lowry’s visit last night to the Iowa City Public Library. For a standing-room-only crowd that included many young readers, Lowry read from and discussed the inspiration for her new book, Son, the fourth in her popular and award-winning Giver Quartet.
Writers from Iowa City, Coralville, Fairfield, and Des Moines exchanged news while Lowry signed books. Saturday morning at the Coralville Public Library, Des Moines author Jan Blazanin taught a workshop on plotting techniques. Wendy Henrichs, Network Chair for Iowa’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, organized this event. Fairfield author Linda Egenes was one of the many Iowa authors who attended Lowry’s reading and Blazanin’s workshop.