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
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
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.