The DoSeum is San Antonio's only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering, instead of just looking and listening.
The Author Series will provide an opportunity for whole family to engage and will expose children to the Author’s creative process and craft; cultivating imagination and creativity to become authors.
Show your child the true magic of reading with The DoSeum's Author Series. Over the course of the year, we will feature four children's authors whose literature excites, inspires, and educates. At The DoSeum, they’ll read their stories aloud, share their creative process, sign books, and meet and mingle with families afterwards. These engaging visits aren’t just fun—they help foster a deeper appreciation and connection to the books your child is reading. This immersive experience might even inspire you and your family to write your own stories! Are you or your child budding authors? Come find out with us!
Jon Lasser, author of Grow Happy • February 1
Jessie Oliveros, author of Remember Balloons • May 2
Leslie McCrary, author of Shoo Wee Okapi • July 18
As the Author Series applications for 2020 are submitted, they will be carefully reviewed by a panel of highly acclaimed individuals from the greater San Antonio area.
Dr. Ann D. David – Associate Professor in the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word
As an Associate Education Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, Dr. Ann David works to prepare future K-12 teachers in the university’s certification program with a focus on preservice teachers planning to teach middle and high school. Her research interests include the teaching of writing, culturally responsive and sustaining teaching, and preservice teacher education.
Vicki Ash – Former Director of Children’s Services for San Antonio Public Library
Recently retired San Antonio Public librarian of 36 years, Viki Ash, is thrilled to be apart of the 2020 panel. “I think providing children with an opportunity to interact with a REAL author (or illustrator) is a laudable undertaking. It can not only inspire children to read more and more widely -- but can also inspire a wonderful sense of possibility.
Gladys Hernandez – Executive Director of the Leadership SAISD
Executive Director of Leadership SAISD, Gladys Hernandez is an educator, leader, and coach, passionate about education reform. As a first generation college graduate, it is her belief that all kids deserve the best opportunities to learn, thrive and grow, and she is very excited to be apart of The DoSeum’s annual effort to provide just that.
Xavier Garza – Featured Author for the 2019 Author Series
Artist, author and poet, Xavier Garza is no stranger to the Author Series. As a featured author in this year’s Series, he brings passion, experience and literary expertise to the 2020 selection panel.
Orlando Graves Bolaños – Art Education Manager at The DoSeum
Orlando Graves Bolaños, an MFA graduate in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, spent 26 years in Spain coordinating high quality art education residencies in Title I public schools. Returning to the U.S. in 2013, Orlando continued his pursuit of art education, taking on the role of Deputy Director of Education at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and finally joining The DoSeum in 2015 where he now leads the design and facilitation of Arts Education Programming as well as the Artist-in-Residence Program.