According to The San Fransisco Chronicle, Mary GrandPre, the Illustrator of the Harry Potter books in the US, will be the keynote speaker at the The Girls’ Middle School Annual Scholarship Breakfast. The event will be held on Wednesday, Apr 28 8:00am to 9:15am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cabana in Palo Alto, CA.

The Girls’ Middle School announces its Annual Scholarship Breakfast, “Step Into the Magic.” This event raises scholarship support for high-achieving, low-income girls in the Bay Area.

Keynote speaker, Mary GrandPre, is a world-renowned illustrator best known for bringing Harry Potter to life through her brilliant illustrations. She created the images that traced Harry’s journey through adolescence, and in the process shaped the world’s image of the book’s hero.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased starting today by going to this link.

You can also pay $10 for a raffle ticket to win all 7 book signed by Mary! There are a number of different seating options, some include signed books and illustrations from Mary and VIP seating.

UPDATE: I contacted the school to ask if anyone can enter the raffle for signed books and they have let me know that anyone can enter the raffle as long as they live in the United States!  They also said that “It may be of interest to you and other Harry Potter fans to learn that Mary has said that in addition to signing the books, she may draw a small illustration in each, making them even more valuable!”

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