Here you’ll find information about programs and activities for kids and teens at the 2017 festival.
Children and parents can visit the kids’ room throughout the day for small-group discussions, story times, and drawing with their favorite children’s authors and illustrators. Kids can also make crafts to take home, learn balloon twisting, meet costumed book characters, create in the Lego© building area, dress up as their favorite character, and more.
Back by popular demand this year, teens will have their own space to meet their favorite YA authors, share their own writing, and more.
11:30 Lyn Ford
11:50 Lindsay Ward
12:10 Charlotte Stiverson
12:30 Katherine Ziff
1:30 Jessica Fries-Gaither
1:50 Tracy Dils
2:10 Steve Harpster
2:30 Linda Stanek
2:50 Julie Flanders
3:10 Bill Cotter
3:30 Donna Alice Patton
3:50 M. Earl Smith
11:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Throughout the Day
Lego® Construction Zone
Early Learning Area
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Make projects including Zines, Bristle Bots, 30 Circles, and much more! It’s time to create on!
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. with illustrators Joe Sutphin, C.F. Payne, Bill Cotter, and Steve Harpster Q&A about illustrating for books. Be inspired and draw your own graffiti on the table tops.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. with fantasy writers Carey Corp, Ellen Fritz, Tracy Lawson, D.W. Vogel, and Tara Tyler Q&A about their newest books
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Speed dating with writers, Shari Goldhagen, Mindy McGinnis, Shelley Pearsall, E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, and Lori Langdon
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. with historical fiction and nonfiction writers Nancy Roe Pimm, Sara Holbrook, Josephine Rascoe, and Karen Myer Q&A about their newest books
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. with writers Natalie Richards, Tricia Springstubb, Jennifer Maschari, and Krysten Lindsay Hager Q&A about the writing and publishing process