Wednesday, September 23, 2009

National Book Festival Update

If you are a reader of the JCL blog, you know that I'm going to the National Book Festival this weekend and am encouraging anybody and everybody to go with me. If you need more enticement (than the FABULOUS line-up of children's and young adult authors), just read this from the Library of Congress blog:

Here’s a tip — this “Lollapalooza” of the book world is going to open with a flourish. A team of young people’s authors, fronted by the irrepressible National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka, will launch the new website that promotes reading and literacy for all ages as the festival opens at 10 a.m., in the Children’s pavilion. You won’t have to be a kid to get a kick out of this one: The new site will premiere a serial story, with the first (completely zany) chapter to be read by Scieszka from the stage. It’s titled “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure,” and to find out what happens next — this story will unfold every two weeks for a year — you’ll have to go to

HOW EXCITING IS THAT!!! Wow! That's just about all I can say. Wow!

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