Press Release Fun: The Kids Author Carnival Returns!
Here in New York there’s a Teen Authors Festival that makes the rounds once a year. Inspired by David Levithan’s style, a Kids Author Carnival was created. It’s now in its second year. Check out that line-up!
KIDS AUTHOR CARNIVAL 2015
The 2nd annual Kids Author Carnival will take place at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The event begins at 6:00 pm and lasts until 8:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Last year, the inaugural Kids Author Carnival (KAC) at the Jefferson Market Library enjoyed great success. The event featured thirty-eight children’s authors, and over 200 readers attended—the majority of them kids in elementary and middle school.
The goal of KAC organizers—founder Claire Legrand, Lauren Magaziner, and Heidi Schulz, all authors themselves—has always been to create an event geared toward the interests and attention spans of young readers. Instead of typical, hour-long Q&A panels, the KAC offers several 20-minute stations through which children rotate in groups. The stations include book-themed games like Charades and Pictionary, as well as miniature writing workshops. These stations give kids a chance to interact with their favorite authors in a fun, informal setting.
This year, the KAC will showcase thirty-six incredible middle grade authors, including Aaron Starmer (The Riverman), J. A. White (The Thickety), Kirsten Hubbard (Watch the Sky), and Sage Blackwood (the Jinx trilogy).
The event will begin at 6:00pm and last until 8:30pm, with a mass signing concluding the event. Beloved independent bookseller Books of Wonder will once again handle the book sales.
Below is a full list of the KAC 2015 authors:
Patrik Henry Bass
Clay McLeod Chapman
Jen Swann Downey
Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Paula J. Freedman
Dana Alison Levy
Adriana Brad Schanen
Mary G. Thompson
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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