october, 2017



Event Details

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST PAUL—Rain Taxi has just announced youth programming for the 2017 Twin Cities Book Festival! Two stages in the Progress Center house readings, talks, and activities for children of all ages throughout the day, with the Children’s Pavilion providing crafts, storytelling, and activities for toddlers and younger children, and the Young Readers/Teen stage providing talks and readings from amazing authors!

The Festival’s Children’s Pavilion offers a Coloring Corner from 10am to 3pm, inviting children and parents to take a break and participate showing off your creativity. Kids can test their knowledge with Twin Cities Trivia at 1pm, and tap their inner architect with Lego building at2pm! Peter Pearson will present his storybook How to Eat an Airplane (along with some banjo playing); Bao Phi presents his picture book, rich with details from his own childhood in Minneapolis, A Different Pond; and the artist Kickliy invites young artists to participate in a drawing workshop and learn how to draw his Musnet character from The Mouse of Monet series!

The Children’s Pavilion schedule is here: http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/programs-schedule/#pavilion.

Young Readers can meet graphic novelists Drew Brockington (CatStronauts) and Chris Eliopoulos (Cosmic Commandos) and get their pressing comics questions answered as well as explore the galaxy through comics at 10:30am. Fiction writers Nicole Helget (The End of the Wild) and Janet Tashjian (Sticker Girl Rules the School) discuss books, growing up, writing, reading, and more at 11:30am! And at 12:30pm, mingle with great authors who make up the Minnesota KidLit community!

The Young Readers schedule is here: http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/programs-schedule/#yrprograms

The Teen Stage presents two panels of YA authors: the When Life Gets Real panel at 1:30pm features S.K. Ali (Saints and Misfits), Peter Bognanni (Things I’m Seeing Without You),and Carrie Mesrobian (Just A Girl), who confront the challenges and restraints teens face every day. Then at 3pm, authors gather to Hope That This is Just Imagination: M.C. Atwood (The Devils You Know), Malinda Lo (A Line in the Dark), and David Oppegaard (The Town Built on Sorrow) discuss suspense, violence, and things that will make your heart race.

The Teen Stage schedule is here: http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/programs-schedule/#teen

Information on each of these authors can be found here: http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/youth-programming/

For more information and for updates, please visit www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival.


About the Twin Cities Book Festival

The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long Festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The Festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

Visit www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/ for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #tcbf on Facebook and on Twitter.


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