J. K. Rowling to Read at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

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Apr 02, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be reading a selection from her Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone novel as part of the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll, reports the official Scholastic On Our Minds blog. The author will be reading “at two separate times (1:30pm to 1:45pm ET and again at 2:00pm to 2:15pm ET) on Monday” as part of the event. Streaming coverage of the Roll will be available via whitehouse.gov when it takes place starting at 7:45am EST on Monday, April 5th. The event, the largest public event held in Washington DC each year, is set to host 30,000 from each of the fifty states. Additionally, Scholastic asks “What passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone would you like to see Rowling read?” and offers the opportunity to give you opinion in comments here.
The New York Times says the following regarding the event:

First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing her campaign against childhood obesity to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Besides rolling eggs with spoons, children will get a dose of activities to promote healthy living and exercise, including a sports zone and a dance center set up on the South Lawn. White House chefs will be on hand to talk about eating well.

In addition to J. K. Rowling, such other guests as Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno and the cast of the hit FOX television show Glee will also be in attendance.





34 Responses to J. K. Rowling to Read at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Avatar ImageMatea says: you know what I would really like? a new book from Jo. it would make me so happy. like a new life. just to read something of hers...so I could feel that feeling again ^^Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: lol well yes a new book sure would be awesome. But, this is kind of cool, too. It is so amazing that JKR will be there. SS is my equal favorite book along with PoA :)Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: How perfect - you guys just started GleeCast, and already there's big cross-fandom news! ;) I had heard about the Glee cast being there, but knowing Jo will be too just makes it a hundred times better! Between this and all the news recently of the new Scholastic HP site and the new Bloomsbury covers, it makes we wonder if some big announcement may be in the works. I've got my fingers crossed for the Scottish Book! :)Avatar Imagenowhere89 says: JK Rowling AND Glee!?! So excited for this!Avatar Imagemlwl says: I'm pretty sure that would be the perfect day. It's only a six hour drive from my house....Avatar ImageNargles18 says: That's pretty cool! Maybe I'll watch it...Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: I would totally watch it. This is such a great honor for her, but she totally deserves it. And with Glee on board? Well. This is gonna be cool.Avatar Imagelatsyrhc says: I wonder if she will be coming to Florida for a private visit to the new park. Maybe this means the park will be opening to the public soon to help get the bugs out before the official opening. "I volunteer me and my family to test ride the new rides for an entire weekend!" (I figure why not since I just mastered the MIB ride with a max score of 999,999. LOL)Avatar ImageRosie016 says: Too bad I am not going to be in DC till May! This would be a dream come true, hearing the story in JK Rowling's voice!Avatar ImageFGFG says: That's so cool! We haven't seen Jo do anything like this for awhile! :D I'm excited! Though she's probably just there to read because the event was something that appealed to her, a part of me hopes that we'll hear something about a new book from her, The Scottish Book or even just a littlebtut more information on canon.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Thats so nice..can she have a reading for us big kids too. ;)Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: thats really nice. id love it if she read the part where they enter hogwarts for the first time, or when hagrid tells harry he's a wizard. even though im not gonna be there... but oh wellAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Ugh. So jealous. We were just in D.C. last week for spring break. Tours of the White House had already been book. You need at least 6 months notice to do that. The sign a the visitor's center said the the 2010 Easter Egg Roll lottery had already taken place. I hope those that got tickets appreciate the bonus opportunity they are getting with Jo reading. At least there is streaming of the event... Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: I wanna go!!!! D.C. is only 4-5 hours away from where I live!!!! I wonder if you can just show up (probably not, though :( )?Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Lol Glee and Jo!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: That is soooo awesome!!! =DAvatar ImageSashaSabrina says: I wish I lived in the U.S :( Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for Jo! :)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: gah dude one day i will finally meet joAvatar ImageRunwild101 says: That is awesome! I wish I still lived up there...not that they'd let my family in LOL. Avatar ImageCatherine says: JO IS BACK IN THE STATES!!! AWESOME!!!! i just asked my mom if we could hop a plane to DC....and the answer was no.....my sister was totally on my side once i told her her new celeb crush (Apalo Ohno) was also attending!Avatar ImageCatherine says: yeah same for me as the rest of you are saying....one day ill meet Jo, but for now i have to keep dreaming.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm glad JKR and her books are now being accepted in the White House after being rejected by the former administration. I'm not surprised since President Obama has read all of the books to his girls.Avatar Imagesototallyron says: gah why does all the cool stuff happen when I'm at school? hopefully it will be on the leaky galleries afterwardsAvatar Imagejoelface says: ZOMG! Jo in the same place as the Glee Cast! Us geeks would be in heaven!!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: wowow coooolAvatar Imagehewy says: I will so be watching the stream from the whitehouse.gov site!! This woman is just way too cool not to watch on any and every occasion possible. GO JO!!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Lucky kids!Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Wow - that's awesome of Jo to do this!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: yea, let's all do exercise and pig out on cadbury eggs lol!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Sooo wish I could go!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Dang it, dang it, dang it! Why, oh why, did I not have tickets to this??? I live in DC ... sigh. My day is ruined.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is marvelous that the Obama's invited her to read during this event and I hope that everyone attending enjoyed her presence!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wish I could see her!

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