As an enthusiastic member of the Gaithersburg Book Festival Committee, I was thrilled to see our lineup of featured children’s authors and illustrators, which included: Dianna Hutts Aston, Cece Bell, Gennifer Choldenko, Paul Czajak, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Laura Gehl, John Green, Steve Light, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Dave Roman, Aaron Reynolds, Syl Sobel, Maris Wicks, Timothy Young among others.
Paul Czajak reads Monster Needs Your Vote.
A family oriented event, the GBF also offers outstanding (if I do say so myself!) series of children’s and teens workshops and other entertainment in the Children’s Village and Young Adult Pavilion.
2016 Children’s Workshops included:
- Book Dummies; What They Are and How To Make Them
- Build a Story with LEGOs!
- Comics Character Team Up
- Creating a Picture Book, Step By Step
- Creating a Memorable Character: The Truth Is in the Details
- Drawing Dragons and Monsters
- Great Comics for Kids
- How to Write a Really Boring Book
Despite the rainy (and cold) weather, our dedicated guests arrived in full rain gear. And stayed. And listened. And participated in the many author talks and workshops. It was a wonderfully creative and enthusiastically attended community event, led by a group of totally awesome lovers of literature…Cannot wait for next year’s event!