One Book Two Book Festival

When: February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Where: Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City, IA

We should. As a UNESCO City of Literature, we rightly laud the published and soon-to-be published authors among us, but we tend to overlook the most abundant pool of talent in our area: our K-12 schools.[...]

When:
February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2019-02-22T18:00:00-06:00
2019-02-24T15:00:00-06:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
One Book Two Book Festival @ Downtown Iowa City

We should. As a UNESCO City of Literature, we rightly laud the published and soon-to-be published authors among us, but we tend to overlook the most abundant pool of talent in our area: our K-12 schools.

Recognizing and celebrating this talent is a big reason behind the City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival. Like traditional festivals, it offers the chance for attendees — in this case, children and their families — to hear from published authors about their work. But more important is its ultimate goal: to champion writing by children.

The 2019 keynote speaker for this festival will be Claudia McGehee, an American children’s picture book author and illustrator; and Her mission is to create art and writings that inspire and connect people, especially children, with their natural world. More information and a complete schedule of events can be found here!