They may not yet be household names, but after November 2, everyone attending the 6th annual Children's Festival of the Book will be talking about authors Henry Cole and Maile Meloy (pronounced My-lee).
Henry Cole, writer and illustrator of dozens of children's books, will work his magic for little ones and their families. A multi-award winner, Cole's work spans picture books, non-fiction, and chapter books - something for everyone!
Maile Meloy will cast a different spell for a little older crowd. She will talk about her first book for middle readers, The Apothecary, as well as its sequel The Apprentices. Already recognized as an award-winning author of books for adults, Meloy's first venture into middle grades is earning rave reviews.
The day-long event will feature these talents and more - a local author panel, kids' crafts, a science activity, and writing workshop. The Country Bookshelf will sell books to be signed, with a portion of sales supporting the Festival. Personalized books make great gift!
Sponsored by the Library Foundation, Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Montana Parent Magazine, Montana Ale Works, Montana Vacation Rentals, and Magpie Guesthouse, this event is free and open to everyone who loves children's literature! For more information call Paula at 582-2426.
Friday, November 1, 3 pm: Weird Rocks
Explore the strange and wonderful world of rocks with local author Michele Corriel. Ages 5-8.
Reception and Art Opening, 6-7:30 pm Meet Maile Meloy and Henry Cole, and enjoy the delightful quilts created by Jane Quinn of Quilting in the Country. Open to all; food by Montana Ale Works in the Atrium Gallery.
Saturday, November 2nd
9 am - Doors open
9:30 am - Henry Cole
10:30 am - Kids Craft and Book Signing
11:00 am - Writing Workshop
11:15 am - Henry Cole
Noon - Lunch with food vendor
12:30 - Awards Presentation and Local Author Panel
1:30 - Maile Meloy
2:30 - Book Signing
3:00 - An Apothecary Experiment
4:00 - Q&A with Cole & Meloy
4:45 - Final Book Signing
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