Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1st Annual Steamboat Springs Book Feast

Bud Werner Memorial Library - Home of the Steamboat Springs Book Feast

September 8th was a beautiful day in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I enjoyed my day as part of the town's first annual children's Book Feast. I shared the day with (see above) Janet Stevens, Michelle Rodenburg, Craig Brown, Sneed Collard III, Avi, Caroline Stutson, Bonnie Phipps (not pictured) and more. Below, you can see Janet Stevens drawing a wonderful bear for the crowd during her presentation in the morning.

So many talented kids attended my writing workshop, Go Crazy and Get Creative! And my student 'Gopher,' Olivia, was the best assistant anyone could ask for. The great folks from Off the Beaten Path Bookstore (www.steamboatbooks.com) worked their tails off! The people of Steamboat were warm and welcoming. And the aspen trees were already beginning to turn.

If you're in the Colorado area--or even if you're not--watch for this festival next year! I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Illustrator Janet Stevens