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Lawrence author to celebrate new book with Monster Camp at Raven Book Store

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In celebration of Lawrence author Sarah Henning’s latest novel, the Raven Book Store on Tuesday will hold Monster Camp, complete with cosplay and blood (fruit punch) to drink.

The event for middle graders to adults will feature Henning — author of the author of “Sea Witch,” “The Princess Will Save You,” “Throw Like a Girl” and more — as head counselor of Monster Camp.

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Monster Camp has been billed as Ghost Squad meets Hotel Transylvania, as it tells the story of a young girl named Sylvie who loves Live Acting Roleplaying, or LARPing, as a vampire,” according to information from the Raven. “Without her father’s knowledge, she sneaks into a summer camp that she thinks is for LARPers — but it turns out the camp is full of real monsters. Monster Camp tackles important social themes for young readers, including bullying, mental health, friendship, and acceptance.”

The event will also feature another young adult writer, Rebecca Coffindaffer.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes or cosplay to enjoy the discussion of the “Monster Camp” book between Henning and Coffindaffer, according to the Raven.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to Henning and Coffindaffer about writing books, the amazing fun of nerd culture, and more.”

There will also be an optional costume parade, and attendees will receive limited edition Monster Camp-themed buttons.

The event is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at the Raven, 809 Massachusetts St. Learn more on the Raven’s website at this link.

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