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If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meeting an author...

Today we met author Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid phenomenon! A local museum was hosting the (free) event, so off we went. First, he gave a little talk about how he got where he is, that originally he wanted to make comic strips for newspapers, but no one would publish his work. Gradually, through the internet, he made his way along, and wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Cyrus was one of the lucky children in the audience chosen to ask him a question, and he asked something along the lines "Was he [Jeff Kinney] anything like his main character, Greg, when growing up?" I thought it was a good question, and Jeff answered in the affirmative. He also talked about being a kid, and shared some stories. Then we headed off to the line for the book signing, stopping to throw some snowballs along the way...


After about an hour in line, we got up to the sign for the event...


Inside, the kids got to chat briefly with Jeff, who then gave them personalized autographs...

And smiled for the camera...

Since we were at the museum anyhow, we decided to check out some of the exhibits...


All in all, a good day, and totally worth the time in line. The kids are honored they got to meet a writer (and artist) in person.

2 comments :

  1. What a cool event, and I do think Cyrus asked a very good and insightful question! So glad they had a great time there; lucky kids. ;)

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  2. Color me green with envy! What fun! Thank you for sharing this!

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