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Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature, Oct. 21-23

That's children's literature, to be sure. Rabbit Hill is named after a book by Robert Lawson, a longtime resident of Westport, Connecticut. The Westport Library sponsors this three-day celebration of children's books, authors, and illustrators. Grace Lin, the author of the Newbery honoree Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, called Rabbit Hill "one of the best children's literature festivals I have ever been to."

This year's spotlight is on collaboration; on the bill are Lulu Delacre & Lucia Gonzalez, Ted & Betsy Lewin, Jim & Kate McMullan, Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney, Pegi Deitz Shea, and Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu.

A talk by Emma Walton Hamilton—Julie Andrews' editor (and daughter) and the author of Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment—opens the festival on October 21st.

Some Rabbit Hill events are booked up, but I hear that there's still room at the Saturday morning symposium, where you can hear all the collaborators speak. If you can slip onto the bus for the Friday tour of nearby Weston Woods Studios, do it!

Visit the Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature website for more details.


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