The Author Festival is sponsored annually by the Downers Grove PTA Council and our District 58 PTA’s. It gives students the chance to meet and visit with well-known children’s authors and illustrators. Half of the schools in District 58 participate each year on a rotating basis. In addition to school visits, the PTA Council sponsors a Book Sale & Signing, which is open to the public and typically held at The Downers Grove Public Library. Pierce Downer will participate in the Author Fest during the 2017-18 school year. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Maggie Roth or Elizabeth Dean.