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Children's Literature Festival: Warrensburg, MO - March 15 - 17, 2015

33 authors and illustrators of children's books attended the 47th Children's Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri.

Carole Adler and David Harrison

 

Sneed Collard, Carole Adler, William Anderson

 

Sandy Asher

 

Varsha Bajaj

 

Laurie Calkhoven

 

 

Mary Casanova

 

J.B. Cheaney

 

 

Henry Cole and Marie Smith

 

 

Judith Fradin

 

Mary Downing Hahn

 

 

Cheryl Harness

 

Patricia Hermes

 

Vivian Vande Velde and Deborah Hopkinson

 

 

Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg

 

Ard Hoyt

 

Anthony John

 

 

Brian Katcher

 

 

Jane Kurtz and Brad Sneed

 

 

Claudia Mills

 

 

Claire Rudolf Murphy

 

 

Dorinda Nicholson

 

 

Lois Ruby

 

 

Ruth Sanderson

 

 

Obert Skye

 

Marie Smith

 

Roland Smith and Marie Smith

 

Michael Spradlin

 

 

Roderick Townley

 

 

June Rae Wood

 

The festival opened Sunday, March 15, with a luncheon.

 

Festival organizer Naomi Williamson greeting the attendees.

 

Dean of Library Services Mollie Dinwiddie

 

Joan Arth introducing the authors

 

Presentation by Deborah Hopkinson

 

This year, there was a silent auction, with autographed books, original artwork, Skype visits, manuscript critiques, and many other goodies.

 

Then authors greeted attendees and signed books. 

 

Here are some of the people who stopped by my table.

 

The authors had a chance to visit one another or to buy each others books.

 

A delicious cupcake (decorated with Smart Dog) brought by Janeen Kilgore of St. Pius X School in
Moberly, MO.

 

 

The festival wouldn't be able to exist without the help of many generous volunteers.

 

Volunteers made displays for each author.

 

Monday, March 16:  My day started with a free period, so I went to hear Lois Ruby present.

 

My Monday helpers

 

Monday 10 o'clock session

 

 

Monday 11 o'clock session

 

 

 

Monday 1 o'clock session

 

Monday 2 o'clock session

 

Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day!):  Again, my first session was free.  This time I went to hear Laurie Calkhoven.

 

My Tuesday helpers

 

Tuesday 10 o'clock session

 

Tuesday 11 o'clock session

 

Tuesday 1 o'clock session

 

Tuesday 2 o'clock session