Friday, February 27, 2009

Smackdown at the Library

From the PI:

"Be prepared for lightning bolts and bared fangs as teens square off to defend their literary faves March 21 in "The Great Debate: Harry Potter vs. Twilight." Co-sponsored by Seattle Public Library and TEAM READ, the free event is intended to settle (or not) the burning issue of which mega-selling fantasy series reigns supreme. As teen services librarian Jennifer Bisson put it, "Fans of the series should come watch some of Seattle's best and bright youth in a 'cage match' debate over which series is truly the best!" The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the central library's Microsoft Auditorium. Information:"

Admission is free and snacks will be provided.

Oh's Harry Potter. Flame on.


Charlie Mas said...

Ha! This is wonderful! We can only hope that it will be in the spirit and style of the Great Latke-Hamantash Debate.

h2o girl said...

Ooh, I love this! Thanks for posting about it, Melissa.

SolvayGirl1972 said...

Sounds like great fun. I know my 13-yr-old thought the last Twilight book was..."not much better than fan fiction."

AutismMom said...

Common willya. My 8 yo has read both of these series, in whole and in part, more than 3 times. My child was censored from 3rd grade for the Twilights. I was proud my child could earn an easy charm for the "censored book charm bracelet", without the pain of having to slog through the Grapes of Wrath. No I had nothing to do with the book choice. Harry Potter wins, hands down. No contest.

seattle citizen said...

thinking...if I wrote a book that had vampire wizards...I'd be rich!