2014 LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE WINNERS ANNOUNCED !

The Missouri Center for the Book is proud to announce the winners of this year's Letters About Literature Contest.  The nationally sponsored event is being hosted this year by the MCB Central Chapter at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.  We are very proud of everyone who participated and offer our hearty Congratulations to the winners, their teachers and families!  Please plan to attend to joing in the celebration.

 

CAROLYN MULFORD TAKES TOP HONORS IN PRESTIGIOUS WALTER WILLIAMS AWARD.

      Murder Most Marvelous..... 

CONGRATULATIONS, Ms. Mulford!

 

     The Missouri Writers’ Guild has presented the Walter Williams Major Work Award to Carolyn Mulford, Columbia, for her novel Show Me the Murder. The presentation took place on Saturday, April 12th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, during the Guild’s 99th annual conference.

OZARKS CHAPTER GUIDES YOUNG HANDS IN "BUILDING THEIR OWN BOOK!"

Professor Judith Fowler Makes Book Magic and Teaches Others to Create Their Own

Build Your Own Book! A “Book Arts” Workshop for Middle-School Children and their Parents:

TIME FOR : ReadMO2014!!!!! DEEP RIVER By David Hamilton

Please join in reading and discussing this year's selection for, ReadMO 2014.  (Contact Marshall Public Library for More Information)

Biographical information about the author of “Deep River” David Hamilton:

MCB BURSTING WITH MISSOURI BOOK PRIDE FOR OUR CENTRAL CHAPTER HOME!! 46th ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL AT UCM, WARRENSBURG! CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HIGH KICKING LITERARY MULES!

 

 

COME READ WITH ME!

 

46th Annual

 Children's Literature Festival

For Children in Grades 3 -10

2014 Festival

dates are: 

March  16, 17, & 18 

Registration Fees 
Adults: $15.00 and Children: $8.00

Sunday Luncheon $25.00/Adults & $17.00/Children

Pre-Registration for all festival events required

Missouri Center for the Book Ozarks Chapter, (MCBOC), Call for Submissions: Word and Image

Call for Submissions
Word and Image: Prompts for Composing

The Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB), in conjunction with Moon City Press, is calling for submissions of both writing and illustrations for an MCB-sponsored and NEA-funded book project, to be published by fall 2014 or spring 2015. Cash prizes ($50 first prize, $25 runner-up) will be awarded to “best word” and “best image” submissions in two age groups, under-18 and adult. The under-18 winners will be required to provide proof of age.

Meet us in St. Louie, Louie! Meet us at The Mercantile Library ...meet us at the Fair!

(The Mercantile Library Bookplate)

 

The Mercantile Library, MCB Eastern Regional Chapter, and co-sponsor with the National Endowment for the Arts of "The Celebration of the Art of the Printed Book", will host its annual fine print and book fair, May 2, 3 & 4, 2014.  Please take the opportunity to mark your calendars early and include a visit to The Mercantile to see more treasures like those in the exhibition that will be touring Missouri this year.

The National Endowment for the Arts Awards Invitational Grant to MCB! Happy New Year Missouri!

( The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, generously supports the MCB's highly acclaimed, "The Celebration of the Art of the Book" )

The Missouri Center for the Book is pleased to present a travelling exhibition of printed books, the book arts and printing history.  Curated by John Hoover, director of The Mercantile Library and MCB board member, the exhibition will delight readers and artists througout our state.  

Happy Holidays from The Missouri Center for the Book!

From our regional chapter homes, The Mercantile Library, Missouri State University and the University of Central Missouri, we wish you the very best of the season! Stay cozy and Read, Read, Read!

With joy, from your friends at the MCB, the best place for anyone who has ever loved a book!

Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Center for the Book Participates in Branson Library Fundraiser

(Director of Tanneyhills-Branson Community Library, (left), and Author, David Harrison, (right), proudly display posters of Harrison's beloved poem, "My Book", designed by Jacek Fraczak, Professor of Art, MSU)

 

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