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"Tea Time" with author Valerie Tripp & Friends

  • Deyo Hall 6 Broadhead Avenue New Paltz, NY 12561 USA (map)

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Valerie Tripp is the author of many historical fiction books in the American Girl® series, including those about Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Molly, and Emily.

Children and adults are invited to tea time where Valerie will speak about her creative process and the joys of writing, answer audience questions, and sign guests' books (Inquiring Minds Bookstore will also have books for sale at the event). One lucky raffle winner will take home a Maryellen Larkin doll, book, and accessories.

Children ages 7 - 12 are invited to write their own Huguenot Street Girl story from the perspective of Maria Hasbrouck. Stories will be judged by Valerie; two winners (age 7 - 9 and age 10 - 12) will have their stories read aloud at the event and will take home a prize. Click here for submission details and to learn more about Maria. Submit your Huguenot Street Girl story by Saturday, April 2, via email to or via mail to 88 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, ATTN: Kara Gaffken.

Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973 and received a Masters of Education from Harvard in 1981.

Sponsored by New Paltz Karate Academy and Inquiring Minds Bookstore.

Earlier Event: March 19
New Paltz Youth Program Easter Egg Hunt
Later Event: May 7
Opening Day