Saturday, February 16, 2008

Spring Book Festivals

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:


MARCH

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Warrensburg, Mo., March 9-11
http://library.ucmo.edu/childlit/clf
(660) 543-4306
e-mail: williamson@libserv.ucmo.edu

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.


APRIL

FAY B. KAIGLER INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 2-4
http://childrensbookfestival.org/index.htm
(601) 266-4228
e-mail: catharine.bomhold@usm.edu

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.

CHILDREN'S BOOKFEST

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 28
www.browardlibrary.org/web/bookfest/index.htm
(954) 357-7406

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.

2 comments:

Maw Books said...

Another great one that I've attended in the past is The Forum on Children's Literature held at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah on March 20-21st. This years keynotes are David Small and Kirby Larson. More information can be found here:
http://www.uvsc.edu/conted/c&w/forumChildrenLiterature/08/

Sondra Santos LaBrie said...

Thanks for the info and link!