Start Your Morning with ‘The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’

Jeff Kinney to Appear at The 2013 Savannah Book Festival

(SAVANNAH, GA) “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series author and cartoonist, Jeff Kinney, is coming to the 2013 Savannah Book Festival. This young readers’ publishing rock star will light up the Trustees Theater on Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. with his “Start Your Morning with Jeff Kinney” event.  The sixth annual Festival extends from February 14 to 17, 2013. This special Saturday program is presented by the Savannah Book Festival and Live Oak Public Libraries.

Tickets for this special event go on sale at the Trustees Theater on Thursday, Dec 20 for $5. For information or to purchase tickets, contact the Savannah Box Office at (912)525-5050 or www.savannahboxoffice.com. The proceeds of the ticket sales go to help offset production costs.

Kinney’s seventh book in the series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Third Wheel” was the largest selling hardcover book of 2012 with over 6.5 million copies printed. More than 85 million “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books are in print in 41 languages and in more than 44 countries.

The series is a fixture on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.  Protagonist Greg Heffley is the journal writing kid trying to survive middle school. His daily adventures and creative coping tools for life snags are delectably entertaining.

“What fun to welcome Jeff Kinney to our Presidents Day Weekend event,” said Festival Executive Director Robin Gold, “especially as we add the young adult genre and expand our SBF@School program to encourage young readers. We are also pleased to be presenting this special event with Live Oak Public Libraries.”  She added, “`Diary of a Wimpy Kid’is one of the most successful children’s series ever published. If you don’t know what ‘Zoo-We-Mama’ means, it’s time to snare a Kinney book and have some laughs.”

The Savannah Book Festival Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. It is committed to celebrating the written word and to offering all main day events in Telfair Square free and open to the public.  Live Oak Public Libraries consists of 18 branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Its mission is to create tomorrow’s library today to educate, inform, entertain and enrich our community. For more information, please contact Executive Director Robin Gold at (912) 598-4040, info@savannahbookfestival.org or visit www.savannahbookfestival.org.

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