Next week I will be packing up the car and heading south for the Virginia Festival of the Book
. It takes place in my hometown of Charlottesville, so it's always a mix of visiting friends and family, visiting schools, giving book talks, and enjoying an early dose of spring. In the past I've flown down. But this year Bruno and Tilda will join me and given the mountain of stuff a traveling baby requires, we decided to drive. I am mildly terrified of 10 hours in the car with a toddler, but very excited about the festival.
This year I'll be visiting 5 schools
(including the first elementary school I ever attended!), giving a couple of weekend events, and will be interviewed on the local news. I grew up watching my hometown news, so that will be an extra thrill.
If you are in the area, the festival is well worth checking out with hundreds of events around town. But most especially, come join me if you can for these gatherings:
Making a Picture Book with Anna Alter
Sat. March 24th, 2012 - 10:00 AM
A StoryFest Event! Anna Alter shares her latest picture book. Children learn how a book is created from start to finish and then participate in their own art project. Original artwork from Anna's books will be on display. Anna's own books available for purchasing and signing.
CitySpace--Charlottesville Community Design Center
100 5th Street NE
Book Signing at Alakazam
Sun. March 25th, 2012 - 1:00 PM
Author and illustrator Anna Alter shares her book A Photo for Greta
and an art activity with her Alakazam fans.
Alakazam Toys and Gifts
100 E Main St