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Friday, October 9 • 10:00am - 12:30pm
Kidquake: Day One

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This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, alongside the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Grades K-2: From 10am-10:20am, author Meera Sriram presents her book A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India, and from 10:20am-10:40am, children participate in a poetry writing demonstration by poet Florencia Milito (CA Poets in the Schools).

Grades 3-5: From 11:30am-11:50am, author Leila Sales presents her book The Campaign, and from 11:50am-12:10am, writer Marya Brennan (NaNoWriMo) will hold a creative writing demo.

All live programming is free and will also be recorded for later free access. Live sign-up is first come first serve—teachers sign up for your students to access from home. Passwords given to teachers to distribute. Each presentation can accommodate up to 900 students and their teachers.

Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.
Buy the authors' books at Litquake's bookstore here -- https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake

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Meera Sriram

Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An electrical engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing for children, leading early literacy initiatives, and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books The Yellow Suitcase, A Gift For Amma... Read More →
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Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Indiana Review, Catamaran, Quiet Lightning, Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, and Ninth Letter, among others. Her bilingual book of poetry Ituzaingó: Exiles and Reveries is forthcoming... Read More →
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Leila Sales

Leila Sales’s latest novel, The Campaign, comes out in September 2020. She is the author of six other novels, including This Song Will Save Your Life and Once Was a Time. Leila has edited many award-winning and bestselling books for kids and teens and founded The Book Engineer... Read More →
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Marya Brennan

Marya Brennan loves working as Director of Programs at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). She taught middle school English for five years, has written several beautiful, messy novels (one of them still in progress), and believes in the transformative power of fiction and c... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm PDT