Young Author's Reception Featuring Ben Hatke

Award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist Ben Hatke will be featured at the Young Author’s Reception on April 25 at 6:30 pm, part of the Education Department’s Annual Young Author’s Festival. The reception is open to the public.

Hatke is best known for the picture books Little Robot and the Julia’s House series, for the middle grades graphic novels in the Zita the Spacegirl series and the Mighty Jack series. Hatke has won the Cybills Award, an Eisner Award, and will likely win many more awards in the years to come.

He has visited Trinity once before, and the students who came to the Young Author’s Festival found him to be energetic, engaging, friendly, talented, and encouraging. In his spare time, Hatke is a bouncing, superhero-ish dad who loves his family, good stories, and strange but cute little creatures including trolls. We are all excited to welcome him back to Trinity.

Hatke’s books will be available for purchase and to be signed at the reception.