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    2022 Young Authors Fair & Family Literacy Celebration Announced

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    Camarillo, CA:  The Ventura County Reading Association (VCRA) announces its 43rd Annual Young Authors Fair & Family Literacy Celebration to be held at kidSTREAM Children’s Museum in Camarillo on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The museum is located at 3100 E. Ponderosa Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010. The event is FREE and open to the public.

    This special event shines a spotlight on student writing through displays of books written by children in grades PreK to 12, which they can share with families and the public. Each submission receives a gold “Young Author Participation” seal from VCRA. Young authors will be able to read books of other writers, participate in fun book-related STREAM activities, and enjoy a presentation by Kirsten Larson, author of Wood, Wire, Wings: Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane. Families with children as well as teachers who participate in the event will receive a free, autographed copy of Kirsten Larsen’s book while supplies last.

    Teachers interested in showcasing their students’ books are asked to register their student(s)/class in advance by visiting the event website at

    VCRA has planned this year’s event in cooperation with kidSTREAM, the Commemorative Air Force – Southern California Wing, the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, The Bookworm, California State University, Channel Islands and NASA. We are grateful to our partner school districts: Briggs School District, Fillmore Unified School District, Hueneme Elementary School District, Mesa Union Elementary School District, Oak Park Unified School District, Oxnard Elementary School District, Oxnard Union High School District, Pleasant Valley School District, Rio School District, Santa Clara Elementary School District, Santa Paula School District, Simi Valley Unified School District, Somis Union School District, Ventura Unified School District and the Ventura County Office of Education.


    Ventura County Reading Association is a registered 501 ( c ) (3) organization working to increase literacy and promote a love of reading throughout Ventura County for more than 40 years.
    Ventura County Reading Association, PO Box 6036, Oxnard, CA 93031-6036


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