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Anderson University to host Eighth Annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival

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Anderson University will host the eighth annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Nicholson Library. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public. A lunch will be available for $10 per person, and the deadline to RSVP for the lunch is Sept. 20.

This year’s festival will feature authors John David Anderson, Jeff Stone, and Louise Borden along with author/illustrator Loren Long.

The York Children’s Literature Festival is named for Dr. Elizabeth York. Elizabeth, with her husband, Dr. James M. York, initially donated to Anderson University a collection of about 10,000 rare children’s books, many of which are first editions and include such authors as A.A. Milne, Beatrix Potter, and Maurice Sendak. They continue purchasing materials for the collection. The Yorks also funded construction of the Elizabeth York and James York Reading Room and Special Collections, which was dedicated in October 2009 and funded a second storage facility in 2011.

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:30–9 a.m. - Registration and Book Sales
  • 9–9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:15–10:15 a.m. - John David Anderson, author*
  • 10:15–10:45 a.m. - Break
  • 10:45–11:45 a.m. - Jeff Stone, author*
  • 11:45–1 p.m. - Lunch and Book Sales
  • 12 p.m. - Louise Borden, author*
  • 2:15–3:15 p.m. - Loren Long, author/illustrator*
  • 3:15–4 p.m. - Book Signings and Book Sales

*These workshops qualify for Professional Growth Points (PGP) and LEUs for librarians (1 each).

For more information, visit the festival page on the Nicholson Library website or contact Lori Scott by phone, (765) 641-4279, or by email to RSVP.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology.

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