LSSU Seeks Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators for Superior Festival

LSSU Superior Book Festival

Lake Superior State University’s Superior Children’s Book Festival is looking for Michigan book authors and illustrators, from picture book to young adult, who would like to have their work featured at the festival this fall.

This year’s fourth annual festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 7, on the LSSU campus.

“If you are a published children’s book author or illustrator, please contact us for more information,” said Prof. Janice Repka, one of the festival’s coordinators. “Each author will be featured at a separate table, and there is no fee to participate.”

Repka may be reached at [email protected] or 906-6352448.

The Superior Children’s Book Festival is a cooperative effort between the Bayliss Public Library and the LSSU departments of English and Education. Each year, the festival features presentations by famous children’s book authors, dozens of activities and crafts tables, a children’s writing contest, a writing workshop for teens and adults, performances, and many other events and activities. Repka said last year nearly 350 children and parents were able to enjoy the free festivities.

The fourth annual festival is being sponsored in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The goals of the Superior Children’s Book Festival are to promote books and reading to local children and families in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, to serve as a bridge between the local college and community for a shared literary experience, and to support Michigan authors.