Hyatt Regency Chicago Welcomes Chicago Author Cynthea Liu in Charity Reading Event

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Event is free to the public and will be held on July 13 from 3-5pm at Hyatt Regency Chicago. Donated books, CD's or DVD's are encouraged for entry to benefit Open Books literacy programs.

Hyatt Regency Chicago will host a charity reading event featuring Chicagoland author, Cynthea Liu. The event will take place on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 3p.m.-5p.m. at Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Plaza Ballroom. Catering to children ages 9+, author Cynthea Liu will guide kids through her book, “Paris Pan Takes the Dare”. The event is free to the public and guests are encouraged to bring a new or gently used book, cd or dvd to donate to Open Books. Proceeds from the sale of these items will be used for Open Book literacy programs within the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Children will enjoy healthy snacks as they watch the story unfold before their eyes; told to them by the author herself! Cynthea Liu will take a hands-on approach using one of her Reader’s Theatre style presentations where the kids will act out a scene from the book. The presentations are designed to inform, engage and inspire. Children of all ages are welcome.

Complimentary valet parking is available for the event from 3p.m.-5p.m. Cynthea will be available for autographs, book sales and signings after the presentation. For more information or for large groups of 10 or more, please contact Patricia Kanke, Marketing Manager at 312-239-4556 for more information.

About Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago, the largest hotel in the Midwest and Hyatt property in the world, features 2,019 guest rooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and six restaurants and lounges. The hotel is located at 151 East Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown. Hyatt Regency Chicago borders the Magnificent Mile and is only blocks away from Chicago’s premier theatre, cultural, shopping and dining districts. For reservations, visit http://www.chicagohyatt.com, facebook.com/Hyattchicago or Twitter handle @hyattchicago.

About the Author
Cynthea Liu is the author of “The Great Call of China” and “Paris Pan Takes the Dare”. Based in Chicago, Cynthea has spoken to a number of schools in Illinois and across the country. She has also been a guest speaker for national conferences organized by the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, Association for Library Services to Children, and the Young Adult Library Services Association, among others. Locally and regionally, Cynthea has also spoken for the Illinois School Media Library Association, the Illinois Reading Council, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association.

About Open Books
Open Books is an award winning non-profit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond.

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Patricia Kanke
Hyatt Regency
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