Showing posts with label star wars reads day. Show all posts
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Star Wars Reads Day is on October 10th

The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day, to encourage fans around the world to read from their favourite Star Wars comics, novels and activity books while promoting literacy, takes place 10th October. This year benefits from the fervour surrounding The Force Awakens.

“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Lucasfilm and our publishing partners in planning this year’s Star Wars Reads Day,” Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher for Disney Publishing Worldwide, told USA Today. “The growth of this initiative globally is a true testament to the force of the Star Wars franchise and the importance of reading.”

Publishers including DK Books, Del Rey and Marvel, back producing Star Wars comics, are supporting the campaign.

There will be events across the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, and the UK.

Details on individual events can be found on the Star Wars Reads facebook page.

Are you organising a Star Wars Reads event? Let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Star Wars Reads Day II

This Saturday marks the second annual Star Wars Reads Day!

Thousands of young Jedis, as well as their parents, will celebrate the thrill of reading with Star Wars-related events and activities. To find or set up an event visit Star Wars Reads.

Last year more than 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events took place across America. Ashley Eckstein (The Clone Wars) was interviewed by Geeks are Sexy.

If you're attending an event, please take a photo/video and send it over! Thanks.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ashley Eckstein on Star Wars Reads Day!

Those fine folk at Geeks are Sexy interviewed Ashley Eckstein (The Clones Wars' Ahsoka Tano) during last weekend's inaugural Star Wars Reads Day!

Why is ‘Star Wars Reads Day’ important?

‘Star Wars Reads Day’ is important because the story of Star Wars is being told in so many different ways, not just on television. To me, it’s a story of hope, a story of good overcoming evil, and so to encourage that through reading, it’s just the perfect mash-up. It was really awesome to see so many kids today and to hear from so many of them that they love reading Star Wars books.

You can read the full interview with Ashley Eckstein here.