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Authors for Education

Author's for Education | Gresham Barlow Education FoundationWhat a novel idea! Every year the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation sponsors a local author to speak on the process of writing and the importance of literacy.

This lively event has enjoyed a variety of authors including Phillip Margolin, Jean Auel, Ann Rule and Jane Kirkpatrick. Each author has shared their process of researching, writing, editing and editing some more with our audience.

This year’s author is Gresham High School graduate Kristina McMorris.  Kristina is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.  Her novels have garnered more than 20 national literary awards including a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.

Since her debut released in 2011, Kristina’s published works have expanded to include the novels Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, and The Edge of Lost, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Rights to her books have been sold to numerous foreign publishers, Readers Digest, Doubleday, the Literary Guild, and more.

GBEF has supported literacy in the district since its inception. Funding has included additional staff to help struggling readers, innovative reading curriculum, and most recently, the creation and enrichment of a district-wide eLibrary. The eLibrary allows students to ready on any web-enabled device anytime, anywhere.




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Our Spring event was held on May 30.  We are currently searching for our next featured author.  Once details have been finalized, we will update our website with specific dates and details.