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Rochester Children's Book Festival: Rochester, NY - November 2, 2019
50 authors and illustrators, including Herm and MJ Auch
Julie Berry
Susan Beckhorn
Kathleen Blasi
Susannah Buhrman-Deever
Laurie Calkhoven
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Peter Catalanotto
Patricia Cost
JN Courtney
Bruce Coville
Jerry Craft
Wendy Dunham
Annette Dunn
Elizabeth Falk
Jackie Fisher
Raul (the Third) Gonzalez
Nikki Grimes
David Harrison
James Howe
Will Hubbell
Keely Hutton
Joanne Russo Insull
Joy Keller
Michelle Knudsen, Dee Romito, Vivian Vande Velde
Kevin Kurtz
Mylisa Larsen
Matt McElligott
Rose O'Keefe
Andrea Page
Linda Sue Park
Robin Pulver and Kathleen Blasi
Dee Romito
Mark Shulman
Kelly Starling Lyons
Heidi Stemple
Peggy Thomas
Sally Valentine
Susannah Buhrman-Deever and Ellen Stoll Walsh
Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple
Leslie Youngblood
Elizabeth Zunon
The day started with co-directors Barbara Underhill and Vicki Schultz presenting an award to Altrusa for 15 years of support for Festival to Go.
Then they surprised me with the 2019 Inspiration Award--a lovely honor that left me--uncharacteristically--speechless.
with Jim, Beth, and Chris
with Beth, official photographer of the event
Yuko Kato-Jones, the artist who designed this year's beautiful poster
Some of the people who stopped by my table...
Keely Hutton, Andrea Page, volunteer Alex
Debby
Alyssa Capucilli's presentation
Andrea Page's presentation
Ronny and Amy
Vicki
Barb
Elmo
Susannah Buhrman-Deever's presentation
Volunteer Central
craft activities
James Howe's presentation
Jane Yolen/Heidi Stemple presentation
Joy Keller's presentation
Kelly Starling Lyons' presentation
Matt McElligott's presentation
Mylisa Larsen's presentation
Robin Pulver's presentation
cake!
Peggy and Fran Thomas
Mikki: Take another picture; I made a weird face.
Matt: Weird face.
Donna and Barbara