In conjunction with my husband’s initiative to improve the percentage of
fourth-grade students reading at or above grade level, I have assembled a team
to plan a book festival for the state of Kansas. We believe we’ve created an
event that, while appealing to both adults and children, will promote literacy
and encourage a life-long love of reading by bringing authors, publishers and
illustrators together with the people of Kansas.
The Kansas Book Festival will take place on Sept. 15 at the Kansas
Museum of History in Topeka. This event, designed to celebrate the best of Kansas literature, will offer a variety of activities for Kansans of all ages, including meet-the-author sessions, panel discussions, book signings and sales, and a special tent with projects for children.
The festival is set up as a 501(c)3 organization through the
Topeka Community Foundation, which makes all contributions tax deductible. The book festival organization will award grants to public and school libraries across the state. Grants to selected libraries can be used to supplement their books, reading programs, and technology.
We have a great lineup of authors and vendors coming in and I’m
sure you will find something that suits your interest. Check out the tabs above
for more specific information as it becomes available. I hope to see you at the