The Humboldt County Children's Author Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well-known, published authors to Humboldt County and enabling them to visit schools to talk with students about books and the business and craft of writing, and to reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read.Begun as a one-time festival, its popularity with kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and the general public was such that the festival evolved into a biennial event.
This October, 25 authors and illustrators will come to Humboldt from throughout California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Florida and Indiana. They will travel to 60 Humboldt County schools, talk about themselves and their work to thousands of school children, and spend a day at a public autographing session in the Main Library in Eureka, where their books can be purchased.On behalf of the Author Festival Committee, students, children, parents, teachers, librarians, and other Humboldt book-lovers, we thank this year's participating authors for coming to this festival.
Last Festival: Oct 19-22, 2011 Authors Transport Us
For More Author Festival History: Click Here!
Excerpts from a letter written to the committee.
If any of you have looked at my website then you know I have spoken at a great many events since I was first published in 1998, but never have I met a more wonderful, warm, welcoming group of volunteers or experienced such a well organized festival. The entire event was a joy! I can only imagine what a tremendous amount of work went into putting such an event together. There was so much to coordinate and decide upon, yet it all went like clockwork. School selection, hotel, meals - nothing could have been any better.
Many, many thanks for including me.
BOOK SALE PREORDERS
for School Site Coordinators and Families are available!
School Site Coordinators! ORDER HERE!
Families ! ORDER HERE!
WIN THIS QUILT! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
BOOK RAFFLE. Grand Prize is a set of 25 autographed copies of books featuring our festival authors! Ten 2nd Prizes of one autographed book. Tickets are $1 each and available from the school site coordinators or Pat.
RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE OCT 19th at BOOK SALE.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 1:30, Oct 19th, Main Library!
For Tickets or more info, call Pat Smith @ 443-5818.
Schedule of Events:
Oct 17 -18th. Thurs. - Fri.
Author Visits to School Sites.
25 Authors visit 60 Humboldt County Schools.
Friday Oct 18thAuthor Banquet
Authors will be honored at a banquet.
Saturday Oct 19th
Author Signing Book Sale & Prize Drawing,
Humboldt County Library.
Purchase books & have them signed personally by the authors.
1:30 PRIZE DRAWING
Grand Prize 25 Autographed Books. One from each author!
2:00 Close Out Book Sale.
WE WON! $2500
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