Storyfest for Kids

I’ll be in Hudson, Quebec, this weekend, for an awesome new event, Storyfest for Kids.


Storyfest is Hudson’s annual celebration of writers, readers and storytellers, which has been taking place every fall for the past ten years. But that’s not the one I’m at. I’m at a brand new spring celebration, Storyfest for Kids, which is a one-day event that happens to be this very Saturday. (There’s a rain date of next Saturday but it doesn’t look like we’re going to need it.)

I’ll be reading and chatting and pulling out props about books and literacy and cats and ancient Egypt. Of course I will have a craft for the little ones — I don’t go anywhere without my craft box.

And there’s more to the festivities than just me. It’s three hours of fun at the Greenwood Centre for Living History. Here’s the line-up (in case that jpg above isn’t clear):

Saturday, June 15th, 11:00 – 2:00: Family Day/StoryFest For Kids
Author Catherine Austen
Puppet Show written by Mary Vuerola
Strolling Musician Tim Walsh
Craft station, Book station, Lemonade and cookies
Guided tour for kids of Greenwood
Bring a picnic or pre-order one from Everyday Gourmet
Tickets $5/person or $20 family, at Pure Art

See you there.

(And yes, that is my photo on the poster, and no, it’s not flattering. But that’s okay because if you have a lousy author photo, people meet you in person and think, “Wow, she looks so much better than her photo!” If you have a gorgeous author photo, everyone is disappointed with you. See? The secret to happiness is low expectations.)

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