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Fwd: Ala. Arts Radio: 8th Annual Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery April 20

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  • A.J. Wright
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2013

      2013 Alabama Book Festival
      This week Anne Kimzey interviews Jeanie Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, about the 8th annual Alabama Book Festival to be held Saturday, April 20th in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town.  Jeanie will give a preview of the more than 40 authors appearing at the Book Festival plus special features such as the poetry tent and children’s area, as well as outreach activities for students and teachers.
      Festival Activities
      Author Presentations
      More than 45 writers, poets, scholars and industry professionals read from and discuss their works, literacy, and reading throughout the day in buildings and tents scattered across Old Alabama Town’s historic grounds.  Click here for a list of authors for the 2013 festival.
      Books by every featured author are available for purchase, courtesy of locally owned Capitol Book & News. A portion of the proceeds support the festival. Vendors and exhibitors sell other books.
      Book Signings
      Authors sign their books, which visitors purchase at the festival or bring from home.
      Children’s Activities
      Meeting a “real life” author is a formative experience for children and adolescents. In addition to meeting some of their favorite authors, children enjoy an activity area that features educational games, arts and crafts, and appearances by costumed literary characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Nate the Great, Maisy Mouse, and Biscuit. Adjacent Kiwanis Park also offers a large playground where kids can burn off energy
      Exhibitors & Vendors 
      A number of exhibitors promote their book and literary organizations at the event. Vendors are also on hand to sell books and other items of interest to booklovers of all ages. Click here if you'd like to see a list of exhibitors and vendors who have already signed up for trhe 2013 festival. Or you can register as an exhibitor.
      Food vendors offer items for purchase, and some guests bring their own picnic fare and enjoy blanket picnicking in Kiwanis Park.
      This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
      • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
      • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
      • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix City) 
      This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/1/radioseries.html#bookfestival2013
      If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@...
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