Missouri and the MCB Represented at the National Book Festival in DC

In this photo taken at the National Book Festival in Washington DC on Saturday, September 5, 2015, Carol Klein Swartout, the author of Painting for Peace in Ferguson, April Roy, and her daughter Lena Roy are all smiles at the Missouri booth in the Pavilion of the States.

The annual National Book Festival was held in Washington DC on Saturday, September 5, 2015. The Missouri book selected to feature this year was Painting for Peace in Ferguson, authored by Carol Swartout Klein (standing).  April Roy (seated) and her daughter, Lena (The Stamp Champ) Roy, were all smiles, as no doubt was photographer Kristina Makansi, the other MCB Board Member representing the state of Missouri at this well-attended festival celebrating books, authors, readers of all ages, literacy, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and others who use and value books.  

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2015

 

PAINTING FOR PEACE IN FERGUSON By Carol Swartout Klein

Missouri Center for the Book's Selection for the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 5, in Washington, D.C.

 

TOM PETERS TO SERVE AS NEXT MCB PRESIDENT

Tom Peters, President, Missouri Center for the Book

 

 

February 14, 2015.  The Mercantile Library.  St. Louis, Missouri.

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS FOURTH REGIONAL MCB CHAPTER IN KIRKSVILLE

Pickler Memorial Library, a remarkable architectural and cultural Missouri treasure. (Read about the fascinating history of Pickler Memorial Library online: http://library.truman.edu/.)

 

2014 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL...A Tremendous Success!

Jim Baumlin and Tom Peters represented the Missouri Center for the Book at the National Book Festival held in the Washington Convention Center in DC on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

 

National Book Festival, 2014....Co-Hosted by President Obama and Mrs. Obama.

(Poster by Bob Staake)

Missouri Center for the Book Announces Award Winners for its NEA-Funded Contest, “Word and Image”

25 July 2014

The Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Center for the Book is pleased to announce the winners of its recent contest, “Word and Image.” Sponsored by the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB) and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the contest aimed to celebrate and promote “book arts” in its twin aspects: the “Word” or written text that stimulates the imagination, and the lively “Image” that illuminates—or inspires—storytelling. 

TWO MISSOURI STUDENTS WIN TOP NATIONAL LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE AWARDS! JAYANTH V. UPPALURI AND DEVI ACHARYA, BRAVO!

"In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives."  ~Anatole Broyard (1920-1990)

The late Mr. Broyard would certainly have been delighted to learn what an important part letter- writing still plays in the lives of Missouri students.

 

 

FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM LETTERS WRITTEN BY JOHN Y. COLE, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE BOOK IN WASHINGTON D.C., CONGRATULATING THE WINNERS.

National Book Festival, 2014....Proudly Announcing Missouri's Book Selection!

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

2014 LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE WINNERS HONORED IN WARRENSBURG!

The Missouri Center for the Book, representing the Library of Congress, is proud to celebrate Missouri students, teachers and families who participated in this year's contest.  Thank you and Congratulations!  This eagerly awaited annual event has moved to its new permanent home: The Missouri Center for the Book Central Chapter (MCBCC), UCM, Warrensburg.  With thanks to MCBCC Director Naomi Williamson, assisted by Letters About Literature Project Supervisor, Cathy Clear, for their dedicated passion to books, children and doing one's best!  Get ready for next year!

 

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