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2011 Albany Academies Children's Book Festival

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It is a good time to be a fan of children’s and young adult books in the Capital District. Last weekend authors of young adult literature appeared at the Empire State Book Festival in downtown Albany. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, they return to the capital city for the Albany Children’s Book Festival at the Albany Academy for Girls campus. Admission is free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm.

There are a few Local Author Spotlights among the 50 authors and illustrators participating in the festival:

The following presentations are of interest to readers of young adult literature:

Internet Safety: How a Real Life Story Inspired a Novel Author: Sarah Darer Littman

Open Mic For Writers! Authors: Coleen Paratore & Eric Luper

There are also workshops:

The Value of Contemporary YA Literature


  • Jo Knowles
  • Michel Ostow
  • Melissa Walker
  • Aimee Ferris
  • Eric Luper

For more information see the festival website.