New York Times bestselling author and 2016 Newbery Medal winner for Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña will visit Westerville on November 2, 2016.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Location: Westerville North High School auditorium
Address: 950 County Line Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Tickets are free; registration required
Matt de la Peña will speak, followed by an opportunity for audience questions, a book sale and book signing.
Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open and seating begins at 6:00pm. Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back. Limit = 3 books per person.
Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and The Living) and two picture books (A Nations Hope and Last Stop on Market Street).
Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.
Which books will be available for purchase?
The Westerville Library Foundation will be selling copies of Last Stop on Market Street (hardcover) for $20 and Mexican Whiteboy (paperback) for $10.
Profits from the sale of books and other merchandise such as tote bags will benefit future author visits and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?
Yes, you can only order 4 tickets of each ticket type per order/transaction.
Can I get a ticket at the door?
If the event is not yet full, you may get a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.
Can I choose my seat in advance?
No. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open and seating begins at 6:00pm.
Guests with disabilities can contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email@example.com.
My party and I wish to order tickets separately. Can we sit together?
Yes. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open and seating begins at 6:00pm. Arrive together with your party in order to sit together.
Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?
Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?
You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without ordering an extra ticket.
My plans have changed and I can no longer attend this event. What should I do?
Please let us know by contacting us at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.
What time does seating begin?
Doors open and seating begins at 6pm.
How does the book signing work?
Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back.
Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. Limit = 3 books per guest.
"Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.
Please note that the book signings may take some time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose, so lines may be long.
Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?
No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.
When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?
The book sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation will be located in the common area outside the auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.
At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to exit the auditorium to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.
Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and the Foundation may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.
Does this event have an official hashtag?
Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.
Does the library host other author events?
Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more information about this event, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email@example.com.
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