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Books by the Banks Book Festival

Books by the Banks Book Festival

Books by the Banks Book Festival proved once again to be a blast! On a beautiful Saturday in the Queen City authors, illustrators, writers, and readers of all ages gathered at the largest annual literary festival in Cincinnati.

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My favorite part of this year’s event was watching picture book author-illustrators showcase their talent inspiring kids with their art. Crazy talent! Watch author-illustrator Jeff Mack below share how he draws the characters of Bear and Skunk from his picture books Who Wants A Hug and Who Needs A Bath? His advice – start small!

And Tad Hills, well known for his books about the dog Rocket (and has a real dog named Rocket) demonstrated how to create art using the letter “M” a young audience member drew. This was definitely ”art in action”!

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In addition to meeting some awesome creatives, there were sessions offered for those interested in learning more about the craft and or the business aspect of writing and publishing. A special moment for me was meeting Tim Bowers, the illustrator of the picture book Pirate’s Lullaby: Mutiny At Bedtime. Me matey, Marcie Wessels is the author.

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These Ohio SCBWI mighty girl authors Mary Kay Carson, Kathy Cannon WiechmanMichelle Houts, and illustrator Christina Wald showcased their publications and talent!

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The King Cake Baby and I walked the halls of the convention center again meeting many picture book characters who came to the event.

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Until next year! Keep reading, keep writing, or both!

 

 

 

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