The Magic Thief

  • Mon
    Jun 15
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 17
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Author-Led Creativity Workshops at FAIRfest!

Sarah Prineas

 

Unleash your own creativity and encourage the kids in your life to develop theirs by attending special Fairfield Public Library author-led workshops during FAIRfest 2015! All three FAIRfest programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free and open to the public. The Magic Thief author Sarah Prineas (pictured at home with one of her goats) will tell kids and adults how "Heroes Get in Trouble" 2 - 3 PM Sat. June 20th.

Novelist Anna-Maria Petricelli's workshop, "Have You Written Today?" targets adults interested in writing and takes place Sat. June 20th from 10:30 - noon. Poet and writer Nynke Passi will lead a workshop for adults, "The Healing Power of Words," 1:30 - 3 PM Sunday, June 21st. For glimpses into the careers of all three presenters, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl on KRUU.

The Magic Thief by Sarah PrineasFantasy Author Sarah Prineas, who penned the wildly popular Magic Thief and Winterling book series, will talk to kids & teens at the Fairfield Public Library during FAIRfest 2015! Sarah's talk covers how the heroes in her award-winning books make mistakes, take risks, and find their way toward heroism. Her visit is part of the library's 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme? "Every Hero Has a Story." 

Anna-Maria Petricelli and Nynke Passi will both present creativity/writing workshops for adults and older teens at the library as part of FAIRfest also. All three programs are free and open to the public. Check FAIRfest's Writing & the Arts Track site for dates and details.

Uncover details on all the free library programs for kids during Summer Reading Kickoff Day by dropping in to the library any time from 1:00-4:30 PM Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Many groups will be on hand to explain and demonstrate other activities available for area kids this summer.

Youth Services Librarian Afton Hallauer packed the library's summer calendar with tons of free activities for kids. For a glimpse into FAIRfest and Summer Reading Program events being held at the library this summer, tune in to KRUU this week for The Studio with Cheryl and Afton!

  • Fri
    Apr 09
    1:00 am -
    2:00 am
  • Mon
    Apr 12
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Sarah Prineas discusses "The Magic Thief"

Sarah PrineasJoin us on Writers' Voices as Monica Hadley and Cheryl Johnson talk with Sarah Prineas about her books, "The Magic Thief" and "The Magic Thief: Lost". Sarah Prineas is being called the next big fantasy author. She lives in the midst of the corn in Iowa City, Iowa, and can usually be found writing fantasy novels and stories on a stealthy silver MacBook called Pip. The Magic Thief and The Magic Thief: Lost, Sarah's first two novels, introduced readers to the irascible wizard Nevery and his gutterboy apprentice, Connwaer, whose adventures continue here. Sarah holds a PhD in English literature and recently taught honors seminars on fantasy and science fiction literature at the University of Iowa. She has an amazing dragon action-figure collection and occasionally bakes biscuits (although she says hers never seem to turn out as tasty as Benet's do in The Magic Thief: Lost). Sarah is married to John Prineas, a physics professor, which comes in handy when she's writing about magic prisoning devices and pyrotechnics. They are the parents of Maud and Theo.