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2011 Hudson Children's Book Festival

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If you missed the Empire State Book Festival and the Albany Children’s Book Festival and want another chance at meeting local young adult fiction authors, then you’re in luck. On Saturday, May 7, 2011 over 100 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will attend the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in Hudson, NY. Author tables and exhibitions will be open 10-10:30 am and 3:30-4:00 pm. In addition to book signings and meet and greets, authors will also participate in special workshops throughout the day.

According to the festival website, the following young adult authors will be available:

  • Aimee Ferris
  • Alissa Grosso
  • Amanda Marrone
  • Angie Frazier
  • Ann E. Burg
  • Barbara Dee
  • Coleen Murtagh Paratore
  • D. Dina Friedman
  • Da Chen
  • Danielle Joseph
  • Eric Luper
  • Jan Cheripko
  • Jennifer R. Hubbard
  • Jo Knowles
  • Julie Chibbaro
  • Kristi Cook
  • Laura Wiess
  • Mark Shulman
  • MaryRose Wood
  • Michael Northrop
  • Michelle Zink
  • Peter Marino
  • Sarah Darer Littman
  • Terry Trueman

For a full list of authors please check the author page of the festival website.

Programs of interest to YA Fiction fans:

10:30 - 11:15
Secrets, Troubles, & Surprises:

Stories Out of High School

Jennifer Hubbard
Wendy Mass
Alissa Grosso
Kristi Cook
Colleen Murtagh Paratore

11:15-12:00
Writing Poetry

Richard Michelson
James Mascia
Darren Sardelli

12:00 - 12:45
Keeping It Real In YA Fiction

Michael Northrop
Sarah Darer Littman
Jo Knowles
Ann Haywood Leal
Peter Marino
Jan Cheripko

12:45-1:30
Writing Humor(ously) About Serious Stuff

Aimee Ferris
Eric Luper
Mark Shulman
Terry Trueman
Barbara Dee

1:30-2:15
Historical Fiction & Non-fiction for Teens

Julie Chibbaro
Ryan Smithson
Anita Sanchez
Kathleen Benner Duble

2:15-3:00
Publish Your Own Books & Graphic Novels

Jerry Craft
Angie Frazier
Amanda Marrone
Barbara Slate

For more information contact Lisa Dolan or Maria Suttmeier at 828-4360, ext. 1112 or see the festival website.

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