Illinois SCBWI Chapter has contracted to host a space at the 2008 Printer’s Row Book Festival on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th. Wendy Willett, author and illustrator will be there for (2) one hour spots to meet, greet, sell, and sign her five-star rated book Amber Shadows and the Missing Wands, the first book in the series. Appearance times are 2-3pm and again at 4-5pm.
As the largest literary festival in the Midwest, and one of the largest book celebrations in the country, the Printer’s Row Book Festival attracts more than 90,000 people, over 200 authors and 150 booksellers and exhibitors. Located between Congress, State and Clark streets in Chicago, the festival takes place just outside (as well as inside) the beautiful Harold Washington Library. A list of past speakers include: Dan Brown, Neil Gaiman, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Berg, Julie Andrews, Nikki Giovanni, John Updike, E.L. Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Augusten Burroughs, Carol Higgins Clark, Jim Aylesworth… as well as many Illinois SCBWI authors.
The thirty-two SCBWI-Illinois authors who sign up for this event will sit at the SCBWI-IL booth, under a tent (shade is important!) and have specified times each to promote and sell their books.
So come on out on June 8th, enjoy the days' activities, buy a copy of Amber Shadows and the Missing Wands, meet author/illustrator Wendy Willett and get your book signed!