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Family Literacy Symposium

The Family Literacy Symposium is a the Provo City Library's yearly celebration of reading for adults. This year we welcomed Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost


FREE tickets for the symposium will be available
beginning December 28 at the adult reference desk.  

Keynote Address by Jamie Ford
12:00 noon
Library Ballroom

Join bestselling author Jamie Ford as he talks about his novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, and the process of writing stories that span generations.

Breakout Sessions
1:00 – 3:00 pm

In these breakout sessions, Provo City Library staff will highlight the best books from 2013 for children, young adults, and adults.

Breakout Handouts

pdfBest Adult Titles From 2013

pdfBest Teen Titles From 2013

pdfBest Children's Titles From 2013

Panel Discussion with Jamie Ford: Best Book Club Books 
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

This panel discussion will offer suggestions for making your book club a success, from choosing great material to finding meaningful discussion topics. 

pdfBest Book Club Books

                        AUTHOR BRUNCH

10:00 am
$25 per ticket

Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase beginning December 28 at the adult reference desk. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Jamie Ford’s latest book, Songs of Willow Frost. 

The Family Literacy Symposium is an annual event aimed at helping parents, educators, and community members develop additional tools to encourage and generate literacy in the home and classroom.  Keynote sessions and workshops are presented by literacy experts of local and national renown, including nationally best-selling authors, professors of education and literature from local universities, and staff at the Provo City Library.