Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors

You are invited to join us for our annual Festival of Children's Books and Authors!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

2017 Authors include:

R.W. and Zöe Alley
Selina Alko
Mira Bartók
Marc Brown
Gaia Cornwall
Charise Mericle Harper
Alan Katz
Kara LaReau
David Macaulay
Ann M. Martin
Barbara McClintock
Cathryn Mercier
Sean Qualls
Susannah Richards
Jon Scieszka
Melissa Sweet
Chris Van Allsburg
Sarah Weeks
Steven Weinberg

This event is open to the public
Tickets are $5 (available at the door)

Directions to Lincoln School

Once again, we have an exciting list of nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators. Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have the chance to meet and talk with the authors and illustrators and have your books personally signed. The Festival has a great selection of their books for you to purchase, including new releases.

Between talks, you can participate in bookmaking crafts - perfect for the young and upcoming artist!

The Festival is collaborating with School One and Goat Hill to offer short fiction writing workshops at 1 and 3 pm. These workshops are offered as part of Write Rhode Island, a short fiction competition for RI students in grades 7-12.

Lunch is available from The Gilded Tomato, rocket fine street food, Presto Strange O Coffee, La Creperie, Like No Udder, and Erms Cupcakes parked on our campus.

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.

Help promote early childhood literacy in Rhode Island by making a donation and becoming a program sponsor! Click here for sponsorship opportunities or download a printable pdf.

Meagan Lenihan
Colleen Zeitz


Authors & Illustrators


Book Festival Flyers to print. Help promote the Festival by posting or distributing flyers.

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