Event Details
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Where: Lincoln School, 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
Time: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Admission: $5 at the door

See the books featured at the Festival

By Susan Gale

This Saturday is one of the highlights of the year for book lovers. The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors brings nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators up close and personal.

Each author and illustrator will give a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have the chance to meet and talk with them and have your books personally signed. The Festival has a great selection of their books to purchase, including new releases. This event runs from 9 am-5:30 pm and costs $5 at the door.

Between talks, you can participate in bookmaking crafts – perfect for the young and upcoming artist! Plus, visit with RIPARENT.COM at our table at this event. We will be raffling off great books for free!

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.

And this just announced: The creator of Arthur will be at the RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors!

You can purchase lunch from The Gilded Tomato, rocket fine street food, Presto Strange O Coffee, La Creperie, Like No Udder, and Erms Cupcakes.

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.

Festival kick off on Friday!

Kick off this event on Friday, Oct 13 at Lincoln School: 4:30 –6 p.m. – Bookstore will be open to purchase books and food trucks will be on campus; 6 p.m.: National Premiere of So B. It written by festival author Sarah Weeks who will be in attendance! See a preview of the movie.

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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

Susan Gale is Founder & Publisher for RIPARENT.COM and the UltimateParentsGuide.com.