Ready Set Fun Bookfest

WPBS-DT: Ready Set Fun

MAY 10th, 2014 11AM - 2PM

New Location
Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center
1291 Faichney Drive in Watertown

This year will mark the 18th year for the most successful and largest educational event in our area-Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest! WPBS-DT is excited to announce our new event location, the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center.

Daniel Tiger, Clifford and Buddy the Dinosaur will be joining us as well as special guest storyteller, Regi Carpenter. Regi grew up in the same small town on the Saint Lawrence River as her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Her stories speak to generations of a hard knock life lived gloriously. Regi is a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York as well as a teaching artist for students ages 4-22. A storyteller since 1996, Regi has performed at the National Storytelling Festival as well as many other national storytelling venues. She has been a storyteller in resident at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. She is also a recipient of the JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, the Parent's Choice Gold award, the Parents Guide to Children's Media Award and the Storytelling World Award.

Each year over 1,500 children and parents join WPBS, our community vendors and local children's authors for this literacy focused, hands on event. Admission to this event is the donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item. This year, collected items will be going to the food bank at the Urban Mission in Watertown. Check back on our website as we will post more information as it is confirmed. Please plan on joining us on May 10th for the 18th Annual Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest!


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Buddy the Dinosaur Meet and Greet 11:10 am - 11.25 am
Regi Carpenter-Storyteller 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Mission Fashion Show 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Regi Carpenter-Storyteller 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cat in the Hat Meet and Greet 1:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Daniel Tiger will welcome visitors at 11:00am in vendor room and
say goodbye to everyone at 1:55pm in the lobby.
Scholastic Book Fair will be available throughout the event
Free Book Giveaway will be available throughout the event   
Used Book Swap will be available throughout the event    
Aline Newman-Local Author
Hope Marston-Local Author
Irene Uttendorfsky-Local Author
Suzanne Rothenberger-Local Author
10th Mountain Division-Fort Drum
Benchmark Family Services
Black River Cooperative Preschool
Boy Scouts
Community Action Planning Council
Community Action Planning Council-Head Start
Children's Home of Jefferson County
Disabled Persons Action Organization
Exceptional Family Members Program-Fort Drum
Fort Drum Child, Youth and School Services
Jefferson County Public Health Service
Jefferson County Sheriff K-9 Unit
Jefferson County Youth Bureau
Literacy of NNY
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
New Day Children’s Center
NNY Autism Foundation
North Country Family Health Services
North Country Library System
North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council Inc.
NYS ZOO at Thompson Park
Robert C McEwen Library
Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
Sci-Tech Center of NNY
SPCA of Jefferson County
United Healthcare Community Plan
Watertown Daily Times
Watertown Dept of Parks and Recreation
Watertown Fire Department
Watertown Police Department-DARE Program
WPBS-DT

This year WPBS is happy to have Hope Marston, Irene Uttendorfsky and Adirondack Kids Press as our local authors.

HOPE IRVIN MARSTON

Hope Irvin Marston is a native of Beech Creek, PA, the eighth child in a farm family of nine. She started school about the time World War II began. Since there were no children's books in their home, the monthly visit of the bookmobile to the little one-room schoolhouse on the corner of the farm was a wonderful event in her eyes.

Once she learned to read, Hope never grew tired of books. She decided at an early age, she would write a book some day. Thus far that dream has been fulfilled twenty-eight times.

Hope enjoys writing in several genres. Her current projects include two historical fiction books and another junior biography.

In 1990 she retired to devote her time to writing. When she isn't working at her computer, you will find her reading, making author appearances, doing research or attending workshops as a presenter or a learner.

She was the founder of the Black River Valley Writers Club and the founder and director of the North Country Children's Writers and Illustrators Workshop. She has taught creative writing workshops at Jefferson Community College and the Jefferson-Lewis Teacher Center for many years. She has also been on staff at Christian Writers Conferences at Hephzibah Heights (MA), Montrose Bible Conference (PA), and a St. Davids Christian Writers Conference at Beaver Falls, Pa. Hope is a member of the Society of Children�s Book Writers and Illustrators and a book reviewer for Church Libraries.

www.hopeirvinmarston.com


Irene Uttendorfsky

I have been writing for many years. My favorite genre is children�s historical fiction, but I also enjoy writing chapter books for younger children, especially my Adirondack Mouse series.When it comes to historical fiction, most of my books have been stories of the Civil War era, two are stories of the Black River and the Erie Canals, and one is a story of the Underground Railroad. I Will Stand With MY Father, my story about the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley will be released soon by Spruce Gulch Press. I love to read and I love to write.

www.ireneuttendorfsky.com


Adirondack Kids Press

Gary and Justin VanRiper are a father and son writing team residing in Camden, New York of the Tug Hill region along with cats, Socks and Dax. They spend many summer and autumn days at camp on Fourth Lake in the Central Adirondacks.

The Adirondack Kids® began as a short writing exercise when Justin was in third grade. Encouraged after a public reading of an early draft at a Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) program in the Camden Central School District, the project grew into a middle reader chapter book series. The Adirondack Kids® is their first book.

www.adirondackkids.com

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