Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors


One of the most acclaimed festivals of children's books in the country will be held this Saturday in Providence. There will be an exciting group of nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators in attendance. Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have the chance to meet and talk with the authors and illustrators and have your books personally signed. Between talks, you can participate in bookmaking crafts. Tim Jones, creator of the popular comic strip, ‘Sour Grapes’ will be teaching a cartooning workshop at 1pm, for ages 10-14. Lunch is available from  rocket fine street food, La Creperie, and Like No Udder parked on campus. You may bring up to three books to be signed. Only books by this year’s authors and illustrators may be brought into the festival.

WHERE: Lincoln School, 301 Butler Ave., Providence
WHEN: Saturday, October 13; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
COST: $5
MORE INFO: Lincolnschool.org

Event Date
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Event time
9:00 AM
Cost / donation
Kids, Community Events

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