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RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors

Hear children’s authors/illustrators speak and get your books signed this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

The RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors is from 9 am-5:30 pm at Lincoln School on Saturday October 13, 2018. The event is open to the public and costs $5 at the door.

Kick-off event on Friday evening

The event kicks off on Friday evening at 6 pm with the Providence Premiere of Charlie Bumpers vs.the Really Nice Gnome, which is appropriate for children of all ages There will be a Q&A with actors and author Bill Harley after the play. Cost is $10 per person and you can get tickets here.

Book Festival 

Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy.The Festival has a great selection of their books for you to purchase, including new releases. You may bring up to three books to be signed. Only books by this year’s authors and illustrators may be brought into the festival. Between talks, you can participate in bookmaking crafts.

Tim Jones, creator of the popular comic strip, ‘Sour Grapes’ will be teaching a cartooning workshop at 1 pm, for ages 10-14.

See the schedule of authors and events. 

Lunch is available from  rocket fine street foodLa Creperieand Like No Udder parked on our campus.

Directions to Lincoln School

2018 Authors include:

Leslie Connor

Laura Dronzek

Bill Harley

Kevin Henkes

Susan Hood

Kazu Kibuishi

Yuyi Morales

Kelly Murphy

Gloria Jean Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney

Gary Schmidt

Rosemary Wells

David Wiesner