Yea! Eoin Colfer is coming back to the Bay Area! Eoin’s Artemis Fowl series is a favorite at our house and we are looking forward to his next visit on July 22nd.
This year, instead of being held at Hicklebees in Willow Glen, Eoin will be speaking at the Cambrian Community Center which is on the campus of Ida Price Middle School. There will also be a charge of $10 per adult and $5 per child (or $20 for a family of four) for this event, but the ticket cost is applicable to the purchase of his newest Artemis Fowl book, Artemis Fowl and The Time Paradox.
Seating is first come, first served and tickets are available now either in person or via telephone (tickets are NOT available on the web site at this time).
Author visits are one of my favorite events and we have always had great fun with Eoin Colfer. He takes the time not only to sign books but also to take pictures with fans to spend a few moments chatting with everyone. The first time he signed a book for Ian, Eoin joked about the meaning of Ian’s name (Gracious gift from God). Eoin reminded Ian to use this tidbit of information the next time Ian got into trouble, which I believe was shortly after we left Hicklebees that day!
Here is a link to a clip of the Fairies, Fields and Flatulence Tour provided by Disney Hyperion. Eoin will also be stopping by the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts in Marin on July 21st at 7 pm. Tickets for that event are $45 for a family of four and including the Artemis Fowl book.
Here are important links to regarding this visit. Author visits are a great way to stimulate a child’s love of reading. Nathaniel Parker also does a great job on the audio books.
We will see you there – look for us in the front row.
Eoin Colfer’s Fairies, Fiends & Flatulence Tour
July 22, 7 pm
Cambrian Community Center, (Ida Price Middle School)
2650 New Jersey Ave., San Jose, CA 95124
Hicklebees book store for tickets & books.
Eoin Colfer This link is for Eoin’s books at the SJ Public Library.
Eoin Colfer This link is for Eoin’s books at Amazon.com
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts in Marin
One last note. The Artemis Fowl series is definitely for older children. But Eoin does have several books for younger children. Besides Artemis Fowl, my other favorites are The Wish List and the Supernaturalist.
Originally Posted on: 7/12/2008