The 2016 David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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The 2016 Children’s Literature Festival is generously sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, and supported through grants from the Regional Development Authority and Junior Board of Rock Island.
About The David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival
The David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival is named after its eponymous founder, a beloved author and teacher who passed away in 2001. David founded the Festival in 1978 and guided its subsequent growth. Now it continues in his memory, dedicated to his goal of encouraging future generations of readers and writers.
Each elementary school in the Mississippi Valley community is invited to share in the excitement at the David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival at the Davenport River Center. Home-schooled children also are encouraged to participate.
All students in grades 3-6 are invited to share in the excitement at the David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival at the Davenport River Center on October 18, 2016.
You may bring an unlimited number of students, but you must have one adult supervisor for every ten students. Registration is $5 for each student and accompanying chaperones.
Children, with their supervisors, will be provided an assigned schedule they need to follow. Each group will see both nationally and regionally acclaimed authors.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase the speakers’ books and illustrations during lunch, as well as between presentations. Books range from $3-$25. Proceeds from these sales will be used for future Festivals.
Students should bring snacks, a sack lunch, and any money they wish to spend at the book sale.
2016 Children’s Literature Festival Presenters
Featured Speaker: BRUCE HALE
Author and/or illustrator of over 35 books for kids, including Chet Gecko Mysteries, School For S.P.I.E.S., and Clark the Shark, among many others.
SARAH PRINEAS – Author of The Magic Thief Series and Winterling, among other books.
GARY METIVIER – Davenport author of Saluting Grandpa: Celebrating Veterans and Honor Flight, as well as journalist and KWQC-TV 6 anchor.
P.J. HARTENAUS – Author of the adventurous anti-bullying books, Belden Boy Series.
RYAN COLLINS – Executive Director of the Midwest Writing Center and an English Instructor at St. Ambrose University, he is the author of A New American Field Guide & Song Book.
BELINDA HOLBROOK – Author of String Stories: A Creative, Hands-On Approach for Engaging Children in Literature. This book teaches children how to tell stories using strings.
MARY STEWART ADAMS – Storyteller Night Sky, and Program Director of Headlands International Dark Sky Park.
ANTHONY WEDGEWORTH – Author of fantasy adventures, including Altered Creatures: Fate of Thorik.
Fill out the registration in the brochure (see link above) and mail it by Oct. 8th to
ATTN: Children’s Literature Festival
Please make checks out to: Midwest Writing Center
E-mail Suzanne Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place and to ask any questions about registration.
Children Literature Festival 2016 Brochure – CLF Brochure 2016