I have something really excited to talk about today, especially if you live in or around Mississippi. We are getting a BOOK FESTIVAL!! I love the way the festival describes itself: “A literary lawn party celebrating authors & their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, & imagination.” It sounds like a wonderful day. On August 22, 2015 at the Mississippi State Capitol, the inaugural Mississippi Book Festival will feature so many amazing authors, and, if you are interested, you can see the full day’s schedule on the festival’s website. One of the best parts? IT’S FREE! I’m excited for the entire day, but I wanted to feature two of the panels I’m most looking forward to: The Children’s Illustrated Book panel and the Books for Young Readers panel. I’m sure you know why I’m excited for these two the most. 🙂
You can learn more about the Books for Young Readers in this article from the Clarion Ledger including some fun facts about each author! Also, as far as I know, most of the authors will be available for signings right after their panel!
I’m really excited about what this festival means for my state, and I can’t wait to be surrounded by bookish people for an entire day. If you are located in or around Mississippi, I really hope you’ll consider coming to the festival. And if you do come, make sure you say hi if you see me – just look for the girl with no hair 😉