The Festival is a celebration of writing and reading around the world. There will be face painters, roaming street performers – a juggler, stiltwalker, book characters (including Fern and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web), superheroes – children's activities, “Poetry in Trees,” and live painting by John Daso. People will read to our "Rockin' Readers on Rugs" and other booktalks will be held in various shops around town.
Some of the authors reading that during the festival are: Julie Ann Cook, Donna Wylie, Richard Barnes, Mark Lemberger, Carlo L'Chelle Dawson, Ainslee Moss, Kim Blum-Hyclak, Sandi Ludwa, and Marijoyce Porcelli.
We have a wonderful slate of children's authors as well, including Dr. Kim Johnson, Ivory Latta, Karen Petit, Tia Capers, and more who will fill the streets with energy and love for children's literature.
The event is co-sponsored by the City of York.