The 2017 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival kicks off with a preview at Eureka Books on Saturday, September 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm during Arts Alive. Every two years the Author Fest brings dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools to promote reading.
The Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well known, published authors to Humboldt County. This now biennial event enables authors and artists to talk with students about books including the business and craft of writing. These efforts reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read. This now biennial event features picture books, chapter books, children’s non-fiction, and even graphic novels.
During Arts Alive Eureka Books will have a display of books from all the authors participating in the Children’s Author Festival. Local children’s book authors are also expected to be available to sign books featured in the festival. Volunteers from the festival will provide refreshments and help families select appropriate titles as parents are encouraged to pick up copies of visiting authors’ books ahead of time.