The “Write” Stuff at the National Archives on June 2nd

Today’s post comes from education specialist Amber Kraft.

This summer we’re hosting award-winning authors Gennifer Choldenko (author of “Al Capone Does My Shirts”), Christopher Paul Curtis (“Bud, Not Buddy”), Brian Floca (“Moonshot: The Flight Of Apollo 11”) and Jim Murphy (“An American Plague”) for the 2018 “Write” Stuff festival celebrating writing and research.

Visitors looking at books and photographs

Inspiring young authors, parents, teachers, and others are all invited to the festivities at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 2.

All activities are free and are designed especially for upper elementary and middle school audiences.

From 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., join us in the McGowan Theater or online for a conversation with all four authors, followed by questions from the audience.

Author panel on stage
Author panel during the 2017 “Write” Stuff festival

From 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., the program moves to the Boeing Learning Center with activities for the whole family! Highlights include:

Discussion with author
Author workshop from the 2017 “Write” Stuff festival
  • Meeting one-on-one with the award-winning authors
  • Discovering how research can impact stories
  • Enjoying hands-on activities
  • Exploring authors’ work and getting your book copies signed
  • Engaging with DC Public Library and National Archives staff members

Tell your students, fellow educators, librarians, and friends — and bring your family to the “Write” Stuff festival. To find out more about the day, read author bios, or reserve a seat for the morning author conversation, visit

Download the flyer and bookmarks:

Write Stuff Flyer Write Stuff Bookmarks

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