Virtual, not in person, over 4 days in January instead of one in the fall, and with online book sales - Authorfest 2020 was a little different. But we still welcomed 20 authors and illustrators, engaging all of our students in a celebration of children's literature.
"I'm sad that I can't be there in person but I'm excited I can share some things with you. You ask about whether my books are about what my school was like. It is the truth and imagination mixed together."
What was the same about Authorfest? It remains a beloved Winchester tradition stretching back nearly 3 decades, bringing excitement and joy to our students, grades K-12. Each presentation was unique but there is a theme - we are all creative but it takes work!
"Any time you want to get good at something, you have to practice." Ruth Chan
"If your dog dies do not write about your dog dying - write about how it made you feel." Matt de la Pena
WFEE is the primary funder of Authorfest. We are very grateful to our presenting sponsor, the Winchester Cooperative Bank, for its generous support. Thanks as well to each of Winchester's school parent organizations who contribute to Authorfest.
Special thanks to Book Ends for making our book sale possible!