Wyoming Arts Council

Meet the bookfest authors: Jack Gantos

Wyomingarts is pleased to participate in the Equality State Book Festival Sept. 18-20 in Casper. On these blog pages, we will profile the poets, writers and editors featured at the bookfest.

Here’s info on children’s writer Jack Gantos from the bookfest web site:

Jack Gantos is the author of dozens of books for children, including the Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers, the Joey Pizga books and the Jack Henry books, and books for young adults, including Hole in My Life, (Farrar Straus, 2002), a memoir of crime, prison, and his emergence as a writer. For more on his books, see his website.

His publications can take a reader from “cradle to grave” — from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. Mr. Gantos is known nationally for his educational creative writing and literature presentations to students and teachers. He is a frequent conference speaker, university lecturer, and in-service provider.

Gantos will be presenting to Natrona County School District children both at Casper College and the local schools on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday Sept. 19. He will also be presenting a free workshop on writing children’s books on Thursday and will give a reading and talk on Friday afternoon. Both of these events will be held at Casper College. A local bookstore will be on hand to sell his books and Gantos will be available to sign them following his Thursday and Friday presentations.

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