For the past 35 years, Missouri State University’s English Department has hosted the Children’s Literature Festival of the Ozarks. During the festival, students in grades 4-6 get a chance to meet local authors and learn not only about books but about being a writer. This year, Oghma’s K.D. McCrite, author of The Confessions of April Grace series and the brand new series The Further Confessions of April Grace, is a featured author. Only a handful of authors are asked to participate. Everyone at Oghma is thrilled for K.D. She deserves credit for her dedication to children’s literature and for her lively, laugh-out-loud books. AND Oghma is proud to count her as one of our own.
This year’s Festival takes place on October 22 on the MSU campus in Springfield, Missouri. From 9:30 to 1: 45, participants can meet and talk to authors—and, of course, buy their books. Later that evening, kids and authors get together again for an autograph session from 6 to 8.
If you have a student in 4th , 5th, or 6th grade or if you know an English teacher in southern Missouri who might be interested in taking a group of students to the festival, please select the link below for more information.