The 4th annual Bishop Dunne Literary Festival

The fourth annual Bishop Dunne Literary Festival will be held April 9, 2024.


April 9, 2024 7:00 pm
Bishop Dunne Catholic School
3900 Rugged Drive
Dallas, Texas 75224
(214) 339-6561

About the Speaker:

This year’s speaker is Gene Luen Yang. An award-winning graphic novelist and illustrator, Yang is also a former Catholic high school teacher. He served as the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. While Ambassador he created a program called “Reading Without Walls” to encourage students to read books that they might not normally choose on their own.

Yang’s other works include the middle grade series? Secret Coders? (with Mike Holmes),? The Shadow Hero? (with Sonny Liew),? New Super-Man (with various artists), and Avatar: The Last Airbender? series (with Gurihiru). ?In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. His most recent books are the memoir Dragon Hoops (2020) and Superman Smashes the Klan (2020).

About the Event:

The Festival is a celebration of the written and spoken word intended to encourage a love of language and literature among students, teachers and the community at large. The event brings nationally renowned authors to our Oak Cliff campus to share their insights about the craft of writing and literature’s ability to explore contemporary issues in creative ways. Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, NAACP Image Award and Kirkus Prize winner Jason Reynolds, and Newbery medalist Matt de la Peña appeared at previous festivals.

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