Last week, Grey Havens YA started discussing The Giver, chapters one and two! Our members arrived brimming with questions, and we had a fantastic time talking about historical context, utopian impossibilities, and Lowry’s curiously constructed society. I love Grey Havens YA!
What else is going on in the world of Grey Havens YA? Tonight, we will be meeting for Fandoms Unite as part of Library After Dark. We will unite young adults across the fandoms through trivia, caption contests, sing-a-longs, and name-tag cosplay. On Tuesday, we’ll present Dragon Tales at the Longmont Library, and next Saturday, we will meet again to discuss The Giver chapters three and four.
One more thing… Did you know we have been given an opportunity to present at Mythcon 45? This year’s theme is “Where Fantasy Fits,” and we want to tell the world about Grey Havens YA, the importance of fantasy films, TV shows, and literature in young adult culture, and the impact we are having on our communities. Mythcon is the annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society. It is attended by the best scholars and educators in the field of mythic literature. Our members have worked very hard to become a part of this worldwide community and deserve a chance to be recognized for their accomplishments! Will you help? We need to raise at least $500 by July 1 to secure a place at the conference. After that, we will need to be able to purchase transportation and room and board as quickly as possible to make these purchases cost-effective. To support us, please check out our new fundraising page, and share it with all of your friends! Thank you for helping Grey Havens YA to make its mark on the international community.
The first ever summer for Grey Havens YA is off to an amazing start, and it is only going to get better and better. Send us an owl: How will you take part in the awesomeness? (First step: Don’t forget to be awesome, DFTBA, yourself!)