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.
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.
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.
Laurie Keller is a big favorite of ours, and she led the mixed audience of kids and adults in drawing otters.
(Just check out that concentration!)
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.
This is Lemony Snicket. I think. Otherwise, he sent some guy named Daniel Handler to handle the ginormous crowd that was there for him.
(he had the crowd in stitches,and also occasional headlocks).
Marin, Steve and Lesley get their book signed- he takes time to harass everyone in the line, it’s sweet!
Wild Thing, I think I looove you.
Here’s Chris Van Allsburg signing one of his amazing books.
Susannah Richards “interviewed” Sharon Creech in a casual discussion about her writing path, and getting the Newbury call.
Dan Santat- the hardest workin’ man in illustration, and one of the best!
Some new book loot. What, it’s not like I could just NOT buy SOME books. 🙂
As always, a great time- looking forward to next year, already!