Book Festival Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tri-County Community Center 112 Swift Street - Edgerton, WI 53534 Free Admission
The festival will be held on Saturday, October 28 at Tri-County Community Center. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Featured authors will be giving presentations of approximately 45 minutes in the Edgerton Public Library. The library and the community center share a common parking lot. A schedule will be published as authors are confirmed.
A book fair will be held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Tri-County Community Center. Lunch will be available at a nominal cost.
Amy Timberlake Sterling North Award Recipient for Excellence in Children's Literature
Amy Timberlake is the author of three children’s books: One Came Home, That Girl Lucy Moon, and The Dirty Cowboy. One Came Home was awarded the Newbery Honor and the Edgar Award. That Girl Lucy Moon was awarded by the Friends of American Writer’s Literacy, and The Dirty Cowboy has received a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal and won the 2004 Golden Kite Award. Her books have made several "best books of the year" lists, and she loves it whenever her books are chosen to be part of a state reading list. (Thank you!) Chicago's Lifeline Theatre has adapted both One Came Home and The Dirty Cowboy for the stage. She's received residency fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Anderson Center. Her most recent book, One Came Home, has been called "a True Grit for the middle school set" by Bookpage, "a valentine to sisterhood and a bird that no longer exists" by The Washington Post, and "a rare gem of a novel" by The Christian Science Monitor. Amy grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. She had a great time (and learned a lot too) during her years at Mount Holyoke College. She has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing. She lives with her husband in Chicago.
Edgerton Sterling North Book and Film Festival is an annual event that promotes the literacy in children, adults and seniors by introducing new and upcoming authors while also presenting well-known and admired Authors. All presentations are Free.