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!