52nd Annual Children’s Literature Festival
Warrensburg, MO

52nd Annual Children's Literature Festival in 2020Event Date: March 15-17, 2020
Time:  All Day (see the full schedule online)
Place: UCM Campus-James C. Kirkpatrick Library
601 S. Missouri Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: 660-543-4306 • #ob#pysert#at#hpzb.rqh#ob#

The Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri is an annual event that aims to connect people, especially school children and teens, with the folks behind the books they love. Established in 1969, the festival will be celebrating its 51st year from March 17-19 in 2019. Thousands of kids in grades 3-10 from Missouri(and beyond) attend to hear nationally recognized children’s authors and illustrators speak about their work. Some of the authors featured in the year’s festival are:

  • Mae Respicio: 2019 APALA Honor Title award-winning author of “The House That Lou Built” and upcoming middle-grade novel “Any Day with You.”
  • Roderick Townley  New York Time’s best selling author of  the timeless book series, The Sylvie Cycle,  and his newest novel, “A Bitter Magic.” He is also the husband of the poet, Wyatt Townley
  • Ashley Woodfolk: Author of  the young adult novels “The Beauty That Remains” and “When You Were Everything”
  • Phil Bildner best selling author of many picture books, including  “Marvelous Cornelius” and “Martina and Chrissie”

Click Here to See the Full List of Authors and Illustrators

The festival aims to encourage and celebrate the joy of literacy and welcomes anyone with an interest in children’s literature to attend the three-day event. Registration can be done online at clf.ucmo.edu/register.html. Children are $8 and adults are $15, the Sunday luncheon is a separate registration fee of $25 for adults and $17 for children.

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