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MTSU to Host “SoKidLit” Day on Feb. 10

Attendees will rotate through five interactive rooms throughout the College of Education.

Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Education is set to put on its second Southern Kid Literacy Festival Difference Makers Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, at the College of Education Building on campus (1756 MTSU Blvd., Murfreesboro). More commonly known as “SoKidLit,” the event treats community third through fifth graders to a full day of free education activities with professional authors, teachers and MTSU faculty.

“Kids can come and learn about being a teacher, author, writer and more,” said Katie Schrodt, associate education professor who helps coordinate the event. “We are so excited to be putting on this event for the second time in partnership with the Rutherford Arts Alliance.”

Schrodt recommended those interested in attending register right away here. Schrodt also noted that all children must be accompanied by a guardian or chaperone during the event, and siblings of all ages are welcome to tag along.

This year’s headline author is local resident Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, and all attendees receive a copy of one of her books.

Tubb is originally from East Tennessee, according to the event website, and has written 10 children’s books including “The Decomposition of Jack,” “Luna Howls at the Moon,” “Dog of Chaos” and more.

“Attendees will rotate through five interactive rooms throughout the College of Education, including a STEM room, a library room, a teacher room, an illustrator room and of course the featured author room!” Schrodt said.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.