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Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival Calls for Author and Illustrator Applications to Present During 5th Annual Event

March 20, 2014 – Sheboygan, Wis. – The Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival is accepting submissions for authors and illustrators interested in presenting during this year’s 5th annual event, scheduled for Oct. 10-12, in Sheboygan, Wis. Submission applications are due to the festival’s Author Committee by May 13, 2014 and can be found on the festival’s website. This year’s theme is “Feed Your Imagination,” highlighting imagination and inspiration in books for children and teens.

As Wisconsin’s only free, public children’s book festival, the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival introduces more than a dozen acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators over a three-day October weekend to meet with festival participants, and host readings, demonstrations, writing and poetry workshops, art-making sessions and book signings. The events are held in Sheboygan at three different locations: Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Bookworm Gardens. The festival’s committee also works with local schools to arrange for some authors and illustrators to visit with students and address their curious minds.

The Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2014, and attracts youth and families throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.  The 2013 festival reached more than 7,100 participants during the weekend activities and school visits, with 98 percent of participants saying they would recommend the festival to a friend or colleague.

Presenter Selection Criteria

The festival’s Author Committee will review submissions and ask that interested authors/illustrators demonstrate the following:

-          Ability to attract and sustain an audience that includes children of all ages, young adults, and/or adults

-          Commitment on the part of authors/illustrators to participate in the Festival

-          Is a good fit with the overall festival programming and 2014 theme

For more information

Visit:  sheboyganchildrensbookfestival.org, and the SCBF Facebook Page or on Twitter @bookfest4kids 

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