It’s Literally Wednesday: Louis Sachar is Here on Friday!

The book has been read. Book groups have met. Chipper Jones’ shoes have been auctioned. A Habitat for Humanity home has been landscaped. Treasure has been hunted. The movie has been screened. There was even a party. At last, the 2012 On The Same Page season wraps up on Friday with a visit from Louis Sachar, author of the Newbery Medal winner, Holes. Mr. Sachar will be presenting and signing at 7 p.m. at beautiful Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott College campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first come, first seated. The event is free, and free parking is located in the deck on South McDonough Street opposite Presser Hall.

And people are very, very excited! How cool is that? So come on out. The place should be rockin’.

About Louis Sachar: While in college at Berkeley, Louis Sachar volunteered as an elementary school teachers’ aid to receive college credit. This became his favorite college class and a life-changing experience. Upon graduation, he decided to write a children’s book, which became Sideways Stories From Wayside School. Besides Holes, Mr. Sachar as has written Small Steps, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, and the Marvin Redpost series, among others. Mr. Sachar writes every morning, usually for no more than two hours a day.  He never talks about a book until it is finished.  It took a year and a half to write Holes, and he never told anyone anything about it during all that time — not even his wife and daughter! He currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Please thank the following businesses and organizations for helping to make this possible: AJC Decatur Book Festival, City of Decatur, Decatur Education Foundation, Rotary Club of Decatur, Fleet Feet, Intown Ace Hardware, Habitat for Humanity, Little Shop of Stories, Our House, and Pure Station Decatur.

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