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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin is the author of eight books for middle readers (grades 4-7), six of which make up her popular Neighborhood Series. Adrian’s writing has won numerous awards and been included on multiple lists of top books around the country. Her work is inspired by real situations in her real neighborhood, including circumstances around economics, class, and race that kids so often deal with. Eight years ago, Adrian, unwilling to part with her father’s house after his passing, established the Front Porch Library in the neighborhood she shared with her dad. You can find Adrian at the Library every weekend, reading and engaging in learning activities with any kids and parents from the neighborhood who wish to participate. Adrian will present her workshop for young writer’s, Think Like an Author, to festival attendees on April 9, 2017. The workshop is free but has limited seats. You can fill out the required registration form here: