On Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 12:00 to 5 P.M. the Anderson Center, along with the Red Wing Public Library and Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville, will host the 13th Annual Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators, the state's premier children's book festival and one that has received national acclaim for its efforts to promote literacy among young people.
As in past years, the event will offer book sales by Mackin Educational Resources, book signings and readings by authors, slide presentations and talks by illustrators, and bookmaking workshops for both children and parents. The Kerlan Collection, one of the finest children's literature research libraries in the nation, will offer displays of rare manuscripts and illustrations.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SPECIAL PRESENTATION (Main House, Living Room)
12:15-1:00 Caldecott Award Discussion:
Heidi Hammond and Gail Nordstrom
READINGS (Main House, Living Room)
1:00-1:30 William Alexander
1:30-2:00 Dana Jensen
2:00-2:30 Catherine Clark
2:30-3:00 Kelly Barnhill
3:00-3:30 Phyllis Alsdurf
4:00-4:30 Lindsay Lee Johnson
1:00 & 3:00 Trisha Speed Shaskan (Top of the Tower)
SLIDESHOWS AND TALKS (Permanent Gallery, Lower Level)
1:00-1:30 David Geister
1:30-2:00 Jennifer Bell
2:00-2:30 Stephen Shaskan
2:30-3:00 Lauren Stringer
3:00-3:30 Michael Hall
3:30-4:00 Nancy Carlson
4:00-4:30 Chris Monroe/Kevin Kling
This exceptional event is free of charge and open to the public. The Anderson Center is located at the intersection of Highways 19 and 61. For more information regarding the Celebration, please call the Anderson Center at 651-388-2009 or Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville at 800-245-9540, or visit our website at www.andersoncenter.org.