Oklahoma Book Award author visits Stillwater Public Library Nov. 17

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Award winning young adult author, Anna Myers


(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Nov. 8, 2012) –– The Stillwater Writers will host award winning young adult author Anna Myers at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 17  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Myers, the winner of four Oklahoma Book Awards, will discuss her writing with fans and fellow writers and introduce new young readers to her nearly twenty book collection.

“Stories were always important in our family,” said Myers.  “I never tired of hearing the stories about what went on in the Oklahoma hills where my parents grew up as neighbors. Going to the library on Saturdays was a big event at our house, and my older siblings frequently read aloud to me.  It was that love of stories, I believe, that made me decide early on that I wanted to be a writer.”

 In 2012, Myers, whose novels are written for middle-grade and young-adult readers, received the Oklahoma Center for the Book’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Her novels “Red Dirt Jessie,” “Graveyard Girl,” “Assassin,” and “Spy” each earned an Oklahoma Book Award.  Myers work has also won numerous awards outside Oklahoma, including a Children’s Crown Honor Book Award, the Society of School Librarians International Book Award and a Parents’ Choice Award.

Myers visits schools throughout the year, hosts writing workshops for young people and serves as a mentor for aspiring Oklahoma authors through Oklahoma's Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

“Anna Myers is an experienced speaker with an interesting program,” said Judith Sexton of Stillwater Writers.  “We are delighted to have a writer of Anna's stature speak to us.” 

For more information about the free program, please visit the library's website at http://library.stillwater.org, call 405-372-3633 x106 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.  To learn more about Myers and her books visit www.annamyers.info.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.