Festival Fever: Hudson Children’s Book Festival, 5/1

“Ookpik: The Travels of a Snowy Owl”
“Alive and Well in Prague, New York”
“The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim”
“The Wild Wild Inside: A View From Mommy’s Tummy”
“White Dog Haikus”
“Kindergarten Rocks!”
“Mom and Dad Are Palindromes”

The authors and/or illustrators of those books and lots, lots more are gathering in Hudson on Saturday for the annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival. More than 100 children’s book creators – from Alan Katz to Hudson Talbot – will be on hand, exhibiting their books, telling stories and offering workshops on a wide variety of topics regarding the making of children’s books.

Here are a few of the highlights from the workshop schedule:

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10:30am: Panel discussion with Amanda Marrone, Barbara Slate, MJ Caraway and Ryan Sias on “Graphic Novels & Supernatural Trends”
11am: Nancy Furstinger’s “Why I’d Rather Date My Dog: Writing About a Pet”
11:30am: Sylvie Kantorovitz’s “Watch an Illustrator at Work: You Decide Her Assignment”
12noon: Richard Copley’s “Civil War 3-D Photography: 19th Century Stereographs, Cameras and Viewers”
1:30pm: John Grandits’ “Concrete Poetry: Poetry that Takes Shape”

Here’s the complete schedule of workshops and events.

The fest takes place at the Junior/Senior High Campus in Hudson from 10am-4pm on Saturday. And admission is free.

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