Ninth Annual York Children’s Literature Festival taking place Oct. 6 in Nicholson Library

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University will host the ninth annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Nicholson Library. This free event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch option for $10 per person. More festival details and the lunch reservations are available online at or you may contact Lori Scott by phone, (765) 641-4279, or by email to RSVP.

This year’s festival will feature middle-grade novelist Jenn Bishop, middle-grade novelist Jack Lugar, children’s non-fiction author Ellen Sabin, and every-level children’s author Elise Broach.

Schedule of Events:

8:30–9 a.m. – Registration and Book Sales
9–9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction
9:15–10:15 a.m. – Jenn Bishop, author*
10:15–10:45 a.m. – Break
10:45–11:45 a.m. – Jack Lugar, author*
11:45–1 p.m. – Lunch and Book Sales
1–2 p.m. – Ellen Sabin, author*
2:15–3:15 p.m. – Elise Broach, author*
3:15–4 p.m. – Book Signings and Book Sales

*These workshops qualify for Professional Growth Points (PGP) and LEUs for librarians (1 each).

The York Children’s Literature Festival is named for Dr. Elizabeth York. Elizabeth, with her husband, Dr. James M. York, initially donated to Anderson University a collection of about 10,000 rare children’s books, many of which are first editions and include such authors as A.A. Milne, Beatrix Potter, and Maurice Sendak. They continue purchasing materials for the collection. The Yorks also funded construction of the Elizabeth York and James York Reading Room and Special Collections, which was dedicated in October 2009 and funded a second storage facility in 2011.

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Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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