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2013 RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors

October 20th, 2013


This year’s Book Festival at Lincoln School in Providence was fabulous- just full to the brim with great presenters, and very well-attended by a huge crowd.


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Here’s Jarret Krosoczka with one of his first books, and whipping out a Lunch lady drawing. I like how he is so candid with kids and adults about the non-direct path to publication. And he happens to be a great guy, too.

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Kate Messner was there. I had never heard her talk before- she is truly a natural speaker and I loved her approach to writing and life in general.

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Laurie Keller is a big favorite of ours, and she led the mixed audience of kids and adults in drawing otters.4_keller1
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Kim Newton Fusco gave a great talk about her path, and finding your own path and voice. She has a beautiful and slow approach to honing her books to be the best they can be. 
6_fuscoThis is Lemony Snicket. I think. Otherwise, he sent some guy named Daniel Handler to handle the ginormous crowd that was there for him.

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8_snicket2Marin, Steve and Lesley get their book signed- he takes time to harass everyone in the line, it’s sweet!
9_wildWild Thing, I think I looove you.

Here’s Chris Van Allsburg signing one of his amazing books.

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Susannah Richards “interviewed” Sharon Creech in a casual discussion about her writing path, and getting the Newbury call.

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Dan Santat- the hardest workin’ man in illustration, and one of the best!
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Some new book loot. What, it’s not like I could just NOT buy SOME books. :)


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As always, a great time- looking forward to next year, already!

 

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  1. on October 28th, 2013, Lesley Breen Withrow wrote:

    What a great post! It was such a great event and was so nice to see you all.

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