PW recently listed the calendar for upcoming book festivals across the country. Here are the few that specialize in children's and/or international literature:
Warrensburg, Mo., March 9-11
Fortieth year. Authors: C. S. Adler, Gary Blackwood, Patricia Calvert, Joan Carris, David Harrison, Patricia Hermes, Ard Hoyt, Dean Hughes, Claudia Mills, Dorinda Nicholson, Carolyn Reeder, Teri Sloat, Vivian Vande Velde, June Rae Wood. Activities: 40th anniversary luncheon with David Harrison, Sandy Asher, Patricia Calvert, C. S. Adler, and Dean Hughes.
Hattiesburg, Miss., April 2-4
Forty-first year. Authors: Vicki Cobb, Gerald Hausman, Kimberly Willis Holt, Loris Lesynski, Pat Mora, James Ransome, Will Weaver. Activities: luncheon with Barbara Immroth; author discussion panels; workshops for educators and librarians.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 28
Second year. Authors/performers: Diane Ferlatte, Ella Jenkins, Jaime Riascos, Antonio Sacre, Dovie Thomason. Activities: quality children's performances; free arts and crafts; special storybook character appearances; free face painting; free books to the first 600 children; costumed character Geddy the Gecko; Puppets to Go; Moonlight Tales: Storytelling Under the Stars.