Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Annual Premier Children’s Literature Event to be Held in Red Wing, Minnesota

Save the date for a great event! WonderWeavers - Storytellers, LLC will be telling stories from 2 to 4 PM. Perfect for a family outing down the river to Red Wing, MN. Annual Premier Children’s Literature Event to be Held in Red Wing, Minnesota 15th Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators Scheduled for September 20, 2014

Teachers, librarians, parents, students, and readers of children’s literature rejoice! It is time once again for the Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators. Held annually at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, 2014 marks the 15th year the state’s premier event in children’s literature has occurred.

This year the Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at The Anderson Center located five miles north of Red Wing at the intersection of Highways 61 and 19. This exceptional event is free of charge.

The celebration will feature book signings and readings by authors, slide presentations and talks by illustrators, bookmaking workshops for children and parents, and an extensive gallery display of book illustrations. The Kerlan Collection will display rare manuscripts and illustrations. Mackin Educational Resources will have books available for sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Anderson Center.

Activities at the literary event will include Lauren Stringer hosting a “Deer Dancing” activity, John Coy challenging attendees to a game of Peach Basket Basketball, Stephen Shaskan teaching how to make paper bag puppets, Lisa Bullard playing Chicken Poop BINGO with children, and Catherine Thimmesh building a lunar landing. No registration is required for any of these activities.

Many of Minnesota’s finest authors and illustrators will be present at the festival, including: Eileen Beha, Lisa Bullard, John Coy, Brian Farrey, Mark Fearing, Bruce Giebink, Michael Hall, Bill Johnson. Chris Monroe, Chris Raschka, Joyce Sidman, Stephen Shaskan, Erin Soderberg, Lauren Stringer, Catherine Thimmesh, Mike Wohnoutka, and Douglas Wood. New this year, three of the winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Awards will present together and accept their Minnesota Youth Reading Awards: Rob Buyea, Sharon Draper, and Jake Parker.

For more information, please call the Center at 651-388-2009 or visit www.andersoncenter.org. The Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators is sponsored by the Anderson Center, Mackin Educational Resources, and the Red Wing Public Library.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Storytime at the Underground Music Cafe

We are so fortunate to have the WonderWeavers begin our new 2014-2015 season with P.J. Stories. Join us on Sept. 4th

P.J. Stories

A storytelling event which is just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—

a story on both sides, and lots of fun squished in-between.

Where: The Underground Music Cafe

1579 Hamline Ave. N.,Falcon Hts.

When: Thursday, September 4th



The WonderWeavers


Books Alive! Stories Alive!

September 4th: Do you have the end of summer brain slump? How about "Books Alive! Stories Alive!" Join the WonderWeavers - Storytellers, Tina Rohde and Colleen Shaskin, as they spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone. Using audience participation, props, songs and magic you will see old and new tales brought to life in aunique way. Fun for everyone!

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