Friday, August 26, 2011

Children's Literature Festivals Scheduled in September and October

Princeton Children's Book Festival to be Held Saturday, September 10

The Princeton Children's Book Festival is an annual event each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza located at 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. The Festival will be held Saturday, September 10, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Princeton Children's Book Festival is a celebration of the love of libraries and books that allows participants to meet authors and illustrators, listen to author discussions, and have books autographed.

Some of the participating authors and illustrators include: Cyn Balog, Lindsay Barrett George, John Bemelmans Marciano, Becky Birtha, Sophie Blackall, R. Gregory Christie, Brian Floca, Brett Helquist, and Dan Yaccarino.

Click here to see the complete list of participants and learn more about the Princeton Children's Book Festival. 

Keene State College Children's Literature Festival to be Held Saturday, October 22
The Keene State College Children's Literature Festival is an annual, one-day Saturday event held on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. 
This long-running festival was initiated in 1978 and provides the opportunity for participants to meet and talk with widely recognized authors and illustrators of books for young people; have lunch with fellow teachers, librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts; and view the extensive collection of artwork in the Festival Gallery, which includes over 200 working drawings, finished illustrations, and the 102 Festival owl illustrations. Over 180 illustrators have work in this gallery.

Each year five speakers give a one-hour presentation. Presenting this year are: Harry Bliss, Bryan Collier, Melissa Sweet, E. B. Lewis, and David Wiesner.

Click here to learn more about this year's speakers and to register.