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The 71st annual Breakfast with the Authors

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$16 – $20

In its 71st year, Breakfast with the Authors is an exciting opportunity to interact with local authors, poets, and illustrators, while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
The Santa Barbara County Education Office is hosting the Breakfast with the Authors event on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in the SBCEO auditorium, located at 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara. Students (grades 4-12), parents, teachers, coordinators, and librarians, and community members are invited to attend.

This year’s featured writers include:
– Nikki Barthelmess, young adult book author
– Joshua Hauke, comic book author and illustrator
– Melinda Palacio, Santa Barbara’s 10th Poet Laureate
– Sylvia Rodriguez Vega, UCSB Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies and community engaged artist
– Sherry Shahan, children’s book author with a focus on adventure
– Erik Talkin, CEO of the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, anti-hunger and nutrition activist and children’s book author
– Mark London Williams, LA Time Bestselling young adult author

Register to attend by Monday, October 16, 2023 at: Space is limited to allow for personal interaction with the authors and illustrators, so register early. Tickets are $16 for students (grades 4-12) and $20 for the general public. The price includes breakfast.


October 21
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$16 – $20


Santa Barbara County Education Office
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Santa Barbara County Education Office Auditorium
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
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