From its inception, the Fairfax Network’s Meet the Author series has promoted literacy, and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
During the half-hour program, authors describe their approach to the writing process, talk about character development, and sometimes share a sneak peek at their books not yet published. During live programs, students ask questions, inspiring lively and impromptu responses from the authors.
The connection established between authors and students brings the process of reading and writing to life. As a result, students are motivated to read new books, write their own stories, practice the art of illustration, and find and establish their places in a reading and writing world.