Literature Festival returns this weekend | New

The Norfolk Public Library will host the 27th Annual Literature Festival on Saturday July 30.

This year’s festival features three nationally recognized and award-winning authors who have been nominated for a Golden Sower, Nebraska’s Children’s Choice Book Award: Vanessa Roeder, author and illustrator of The Box Turtle picture book; Varian Johnson, author of the graphic novel “Twins”; and Ernesto Cisneros, author of the mid-level novel “Efrén Divided.” The festival starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 4:15 p.m.

Each author will present a writing workshop in the morning and a large group presentation later in the day. Previews of the Golden Sower book will be given by library staff, Karen Drevo and Jessie Roberts. Door prizes and an autograph session with the authors will conclude the festival.

Barnes & Noble will be on hand to sell copies of the authors’ books.

Tickets are required for entry. Students ages 10-18 can earn a free ticket by completing their summer reading transcript. Adults can win a half-price ticket by filling out their summer reading book.

Continuing education hours are available from the Nebraska Library Commission for attending school and public librarians.

For questions, contact Karen Drevo, Youth Services Supervisor, at [email protected] or 402-844-2108.

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