Foundation concludes year with Stine visit
Author R. L. Stine, whose popular books for children include the Fear Street, Goosebumps and Rotten School series, will return to Bexley for two appearances Dec. 13, in the schools he once attended.
He will speak to Bexley elementary students in the morning on the topic "Friggatriskaidekaphobia," fear of Friday the 13th, and in the evening he will headline a public event celebrating the culmination of the Bexley Education Foundation's 30th anniversary year.
At the evening event, Stine will take part in a conversation with Bexley creativity consultant Artie Isaac, who will ask Stine about his early years in Bexley, as well as his later life and career.
The free public event, which will be tailored to an adult audience, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bexley High School's Schottenstein Theatre and will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.
Stine, who wrote about his experiences growing up in Bexley in an autobiography for children, It Came From Ohio, last visited the Bexley schools in 1995. He created the R.L. Stine Endowment Fund for Creative Writing with the Bexley Education Foundation in 1996. Funds from the endowment have been used to support annual author-in-residence and creative writing programs at all three elementary schools in Bexley.
The Bexley Education Foundation was created as the Bexley Education Fund in 1983 with the vision of channeling private support to public education in Bexley. It was renamed the Bexley Education Foundation in 1996 when it was re-organized as an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
For more information on the foundation, visit bexleyeducationfoundation.org.