The Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival will host a pre-event book sale in room 03 on the lower level of the Thom Leadership Education Center at Concordia University, Nebraska on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The sale will include books by Plum Creek authors, illustrators and literacy experts featured at the 21st annual festival Sept. 22-24, 2016, at Concordia University, Nebraska. Books purchased may be left for the authors to sign, then picked up after the festival.
The book sale, run by volunteers, is one of the main sources of funding for the festival.
"Our mission is to encourage a love of reading and writing by giving children opportunities to interact with authors and illustrators at no charge," said Dylan Teut, director of the festival. "This sale provides funding to help make it possible for children to have those interactions at the festival, and it gives them a unique keepsake from the authors and illustrators who share their talents and experiences during Plum Creek."
This year's festival will feature authors and illustrators who spend hours with children at schools and on campus Sept. 22 and 23. Authors and illustrators at the event are Peter Brown, David Carter, Matt de la Pena, Brian Floca, Loren Long, Linda Sue Park, Trent Reedy, Aaron Reynolds, Bob Shea and Salina Yoon.
The festival also includes an adult conference on Sept. 24 with authors, illustrators and three literacy experts speaking on a variety of topics. The conference features a luncheon and keynote address by Louis Sachar, who has written 12 novels for young readers and is a Newberry award winner. Space for the luncheon is limited and must be reserved through the online registration form prior to the event.