The mission of the Grand Lake Area Literature Festival is to enrich lives with literature. There will be a total of 19 authors at this event on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 – 3:00 PM. The topics covered will include a wide variety, from Ohio-true crime (David Kimmel’s Outrage in Ohio) to encouraging healthy choices in children (Lauren Pax Cole’s The Journey to Me: A 21-Day Mindfulness Workbook for Kids). Mark your calendars – this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Author and illustrator Merril Rainey has written two ‘paper engineering’ books, Color, Cut, Create: Dinosaur World and Color, Cut Create: Horse Ranch. These two books are available for reservation online now and will be available for purchase at the festival. The festival will also be the kick-off for the Color, Cut, Create Contest, in which children will create a diorama with materials for the book and then enter it into a contest where Mr. Rainey will choose a Grand Prize Winner! Dioramas also be on display at the Auglaize/Mercer of Arts Place so that a People’s Choice winner can be selected. More details forthcoming.
Our authors have prepared ten character designs for children to fill in! Create your own character, drop it off at the Auglaize/Mercer Center of Arts Place before April 9th, and then see if you can find your character hiding amongst the authors on the day of the literature festival!
A special thank you to the businesses and individuals we partner with that help make the Grand Lake Area Literature Festival happen!