Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rowling Returns to the U.S. this Fall to Read from the Harry Potter Series and Sign Books for Fans

J.K. Rowling will be coming to America in October for the "J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour." The Tour will include four events, three to be held for schoolchildren in Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City and one event in New York City for any U.S. Harry Potter fan lucky enough to win a ticket through a sweepstakes to be held by Scholastic. At each event, Rowling will read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series, answer questions about the entire series, and sign copies of her latest book.

J.K. Rowling will appear at the Los Angeles Kodak Theater on Monday, October 15th; in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Auditorium at the Convention Center on Thursday, October 18th; and at New York's Carnegie Hall on Friday, October 19th. In September, at the beginning of the 2007/2008 school year, Scholastic will select schools in each of the three cities to send students to the events. Each selected school will then be given a Sorting Hat to place in their school where they will have their own random drawing of students and classes to attend the events.

In addition to these three events for schoolchildren, Rowling will do an event on the evening of October 19, 2007 in New York City open to fans of all ages. One thousand lucky fans will be selected in a sweepstakes and will receive a pair of tickets to the J.K. Rowling event at Carnegie Hall on Friday October 19 at 7 p.m.

Scholastic will launch the J.K. Rowling and the Open Book Tour Sweepstakes on July 30, 2007. Visit beginning July 30 for information on how to enter and complete rules.

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