April 27 + 28, 2018


Full Event Guide
Short Event Guide
Festival Flyer

 

Celebrating Reading, Writing & Creativity

Read about our Featured Presenters!

Ellen Airgood

Author

Karen Akins

Young Adult Author

James Babb

Author

Mary Casanova

Author

Thomas Cochran

Author

Rich Davis

Illustrator

Evin Demirel

Author & Journalist

Kazu Kibuishi

Author, Illustrator & Graphic Novelist

Alan Gratz

Author

Kristin Gray

Author

Ard Hoyt

Illustrator

Caroline Tung Richmond

Young Adult Author

Roland Smith

Author

Janet Wong

Author & Poet

A Growing Festival

Bentonville's 4th Annual Youth Literature Festival is a 2-day celebration with community events at 2 venues on Saturday!!!

  • School visits for local students on Friday
  • Sessions at Old High Middle School Auditorium and Bentonville Public Library on Saturday

Festival Mission

To connect our community with authors and illustrators to spark imagination, inspire young learners and nurture a lifelong love of reading, writing and creativity.

 

About the Festival

A signature event featuring presentations, workshops, special events, performances, art, book sales, book signings and opportunities to connect with talented authors & illustrators of popular youth literature.

The festival is designed to be free to attendees, with our target audiences being school-age children, teenagers, community families and educators.

Bentonville's Youth Literature Festival is presented by the Bentonville Public Library and the Bentonville Library Foundation.

 

Partners, Supporters & Friends | 2018

Festival Leadership | 2018

Festival Chair

Bethany Culpepper
Festival Co-Founder
Library Foundation Board Member

 

Festival Coordinator

Hadi Dudley, Library Director

Finance & Community Partnerships

Teresa Stafford, Library Foundation Director

Planning & Programming

Chair: Sue Ann Pekel

Sarah Gowdy Herford

Denise Estrada

Katie Gottlieb

 

 

Marketing & Media

Bethany Stephens, Soapbox Influencer Marketing

Skylar Pannell, Soapbox Influencer Marketing

Michelle Fittro

Bentonville Schools

Kimberly Moss

Leslee Wright

Support Bentonville's Youth Literature Festival

  • Supported by volunteers, grants, private donors, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts.
  • Sponsorship opportunities exist: be a Sponsor, Partner, Supporter or Friend!
  • Give today at bentonvillelibraryfoundation.org, designate "Youth Literature Festival."
  • A portion of Book Sale proceeds support programming at Bentonville Public Library.

 

BYLF logo designed & donated by local children's book illustrator, Ard Hoyt.

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