Newbery Medalist and Herndon resident, Kwame Alexander, author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Rebound,” holds a copy of his and Mary Rand Hess' new book, "Swing” after he and Jo Ormesher, CEO and President of Arts Herndon prepared for Arts Herndon’s inaugural “Children's Literary Festival." The event will be on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street in Historic Downtown Herndon.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the international bestseller read-aloud book, "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site," is coming to Arts Herndon's inaugural "Children's Literary Festival,” as is Newbery Medalist, Kwame Alexander, author of the tween favorite, "Rebound,” and the author and illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Honor-winning book, "Nana in the City," Lauren Castillo.
They, along with 2018 Newbery Honor Author Renée Watson, "Piecing Me Together” and other favorite authors and illustrators will be on hand to meet and talk with festival-goers at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street in Historic Downtown Herndon, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts Herndon, in collaboration with Alexander and the National Endowment for the Arts, will present the one-day Children’s Literary Festival, rain or shine. There are no admission or parking fees, and the event is open to the public.
Celebrating literature as an art form and promoting literacy in the community is one of the goals of Arts Herndon. Alexander founded the popular "Capital BookFest" in 2005 which attracts thousands of people year after year.
Families will enjoy the original programming, traditional readings, panels and author conversations featuring both adult and teen authors. In addition, there will be food and all-day strolling entertainment. Books, illustrations, specialty artwork and gifts by artisans will be available for purchase.
Visit www.artsherndon.org for more information, or call 703-956-6590.