For those of you who live in or near Utah – or who may just want an excuse to come visit – The Provo City Library is hosting the “Provo Children’s Book Festival” on Saturday, May 17. I’ve been asked to be on a panel at 10:00 a.m. with two other local authors: Ann Cannon and Laurel Brady. I’ll also be signing books from 11:00 to 12:30. I hope to see some of you there! Here are the details:
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Provo City Library, 550 North University Ave.
Audience: all ages. Special invitations are going out to librarians and teachers.
Description of Events: during that day we will have the following
Brimhall Room: continuous readings and Q&A by young adult and middle grade authors
Children’s Library: continuous readings by picture book authors and illustrators
Bullock Room: panels and school presentations
Ballroom: food, signings, activity booths, story characters, raffles
Multipurpose Room: book sales
Visiting Authors and Illustrators: those who have agreed to come so far (barring an unforeseen conflict) include…
Main guest: Gerald McDermott
Utah talent: Ann Cannon, Ann Dee Knight Ellis, Anne Bowen, Becky Hall, Brandon Mull, Brandon Sanderson, Carla Morris, Carol Williams, Chris Crowe, Guy Francis, James Dashner, Jessica Day George, Julie Olson, Ken Baker, Kevin Wasden, Kim Williams-Justesen, Kristen Randle, Kristyn Crow, Laurel Brady, Mark and Cara Buehner, Mette Ivie Harrison, Michael O. Tunnell, Mike Knudson, Nathan Hale, Randall Wright, Rick Walton, Ron Woods, Sara Zarr, Shannon Hale, Sharlee Glenn, Sherry Meidell, Will Terry