Providing Unique Creative Lessons To Over 300 Area Teens

Providing Unique Creative Lessons To Over 300 Area Teens
Author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00am

Authors and illustrators traveled a day early to the Tucson Festival of Books to take part in the Creative Arts Teen Summit.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

As a kick off to the Tucson Festival of Books, this collaborative event between the College of Education, UA Bookstores, and UA Early Academic Outreach happens quietly on the Friday of festival weekend. 340 local high school students arrive on buses and attend an author and illustrator panel presentation. Following the panel, they split into small-group workshops to learn the crafts of illustration and creative writing. Pictured here is Javaka Steptoe guiding students to illustrate with collage. We are indebted to all of the authors and illustrators who participated in the teen summit. They include: Bill Konigsberg, Kass Morgan, Kekla Magoon, Daniel José Older, Adam Rex, Javaka Steptoe, Susan Kuklin, and David Wiesner.

Photo credit: Makenna Clark