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Welcome to NWFSC READS

NWFSC’s Annual Celebration of Literacy

 NWFSC READS is an annual celebration of literacy held every April featuring a week-long series of events, ranging from a book drive to film screening — all leading up to the main event, a performance and book signing by a featured guest author.

Author Bio

Why R.L. Stine is Captivating Audiences
Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephanie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable: his books defined horror for a generation of young readers — readers who have now come of age. R.L. Stine is one of the best- selling children’s authors in history. Goosebumps, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, has more than 400 million books in print in 32 languages. The Guinness Book of World Records cited him as the best-selling series author in history.

The Goosebumps series made R.L. Stine a worldwide publishing celebrity (and Jeopardy answer). His other popular children’s book series include Fear Street, (recently revived as a feature film trilogy), The Garbage Pail Kids, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School. Other titles include: It’s The First Day of School Forever, A Midsummer Night’s Scream, Young Scrooge, Stinetinglers, and three picture books, with Marc Brown— The Little Shop of Monsters, Mary McScary, and Why Did the Monster Cross the Road (July 4, 2023).

The Goosebumps TV series was the number-one children’s show in America for three years. The episodes can still be seen on Netflix. More recently, R.L.’s anthology TV series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, won the Emmy Award three years in a row as Best Children’s Show. His newest Disney+ TV series is Just Beyond, based on his graphic novels for BOOM! Studios. Two Goosebumps feature films starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine were released in 2015 and 2018. The first film became the #1 film in America. The Fear Street movies all reached #1 on Netflix.

Stine lives in New York City with his wife Jane, an editor and publisher.

READS 2024 April 18th, 2024 with Author R.L. Stine


Q&A is reserved for NWFSC students only

Explore the talented inspiration and enjoy the literary conversation.

Limited Seating! Building 400, Rooms 132 & 133



  • 6-7 P.M. – Reading from Stine
  • 7-8 P.M. – Booking signing (He will only be signing books purchased at the event, no memorabilia)
  • Open to the public; no ticket necessary; first available limited seating

Immerse yourself in the world of Emmy-Winning, Record-Breaking, and internationally Best-Selling Author R.L. Stine.

Mattie Kelly Arts Center