On Saturday, the 17th, I spent the day in Red Wing, MN, at the Anderson Center for the Minnesota Children’s Book Festival. Lisa Bullard and I both manned the So You Want to Be an Author tent. We spent the buggy afternoon talking with adults who want to write for kids and also writing poems with young writers. It was kind of hard to compete with The Bug Man in the tent next door and all the cool art tents–and a guy in basketball shorts with Egyptian garb on his upper half ringing a bell loudly every 10 minutes and announcing the next author event, but the kids and adults who needed a breather from noise and balloons found their way to us. Here are a few pics from the day.