The Mountain Brook Writers’ Festival hosted a three-day event with authors Peter Lourie, Jane Kurtz and Michael Buckley. The event was held at the elementary schools of Brookwood Forest, Cherokee Bend and Mountain Brook Elementary.
Peter’s incredible creative writing presentations with journaling techniques took students up close to arctic polar bears and then under water with manatees to learn about his expeditions and our earth’s fragility. American doll author Jane Kurtz, a professor at the University of Vermont, spoke about her Ethiopian background to present the finer points of writing and revising. American Girl Lanie dolls were
spotted in the audience when Jane spoke. Michael Buckley, the New York Times bestselling author of the N.E.R.D.S and Sisters Grimm series, was a popular hit with our students. Well known in New York literature circles for writing for Discovery Network and Nickelodeon, our students are now anticipating the newest release in May that will conclude the Sisters Grimm series.
Each author held an autograph session during the event.
Many thanks go to Finley Evans, chairperson, and her team members from each school for putting on this event sponsored by the PTOs.