Saturday, April 23, 2016

2016 Event Guide

2016 Festival Recap


Lesson Plans & Bios


Youth Lit Fest Photo Gallery | 2016

Group [Front, L to R] Karen Akins, Janet Wong, Ard Hoyt. [Back, L to R] Michael Spradlin, Obert Skye, Henry Cole, Roland Smith, Marie Smith, Mary Casanova, Cheryl Harness, Kasmira Sheth.

Individual [Left to Right] Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, Kashmira Sheth, Karen Akins [right, w Casanova], Obert Skye, Marie Smith, Roland Smith [center, w Library Director & State Librarian], Michael Spradlin & Janet Wong.

Photographs by Lance Macmaster.

Featured Authors & Illustrators

Karen Akins

Young Adult Author

Mary Casanova


Henry Cole


Cheryl Harness


Ard Hoyt


Kashmira Sheth


Obert Skye


Michael Spradlin


Roland Smith


Marie Smith


Janet Wong


Special Event Flyers

Casanova Teen Book Discussion

Wong Teacher Workshop

Spradlin Adult Presentation

Spradlin Homeschool Presentation


Children's Book Week

Bentonville's Youth Literature Festival is recognized as an "official event" to kick-off this year's annual Children's Book Week celebration.


Festival Leadership | 2016

Festival Chair

Bethany Culpepper
Festival Co-Founder & Volunteer


Festival Coordinator

Hadi Dudley, Library Director


Planning & Programming Committee

Chair: Sue Ann Pekel

Sarah Gowdy

Megan Byrnes

Shelby Clark

Emily Phillips


Marketing & Media Committee

Heather Hays

Kayla Symons

Dalene Schrier

Michelle Vargas


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