Join author Becky De Oliveria from WMU and learn what John and Hank Green are doing to increase awesome. Explore global issues and make a difference. All ages of Nerdfighters welcome!
Sadly neither John nor Hank will be at this event, but our enthusiasm for their work deserves an abundance of celebration!
Some Stuff About John Green
John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than a dozen languages.
Nerdfighters Decreasing Suck
In 2007, Green and his brother Hank ceased textual communication and began to talk primarily through videoblogs posted to YouTube. The videos spawned a community of people called nerdfighters who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck. (Decreasing suck takes many forms: Nerdfighters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world; they also planted thousands of trees around the world in May of 2010 to celebrate Hank’s 30th birthday.) Although they have long since resumed textual communication, John and Hank continue to upload two videos a week to their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. Their videos have been viewed more than 200 million times, and their channel is one of the most popular in the history of online video. He is also an active Twitter user with more than 1.2 million followers.
Why John Green?
There are quite a few good reasons that make Green one of the best authors out there today, with one of them being that he knows how to bring emotion to all of his stories. If you want to read stories that will make you cry, feel happiness, sadness and many other types of emotions, then you should read any book that has been written by Green.
The Fault In Our Stars (Official Trailer)