The Rabbit hOle is working in association with the Kansas City Public Library and the Crossroads Academy to launch an annual children’s literature festival in downtown Kansas City.
The first annual LitFestKC event is scheduled for April 28th and 29th, 2017.
This year’s presenters include our first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature - Jon Scieszka - along with 2016 Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall, John Bemelmans Marciano, Nina Crews, Shane Evans, Brian Selznick, and 2017 Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Medal winner Javaka Steptoe!!
LitFest KC will feature a Kids Day (Friday, April 28) open to school groups and families, and an all-day Conference (Saturday, April 29) for teachers, librarians, artists, and writers. Both days will be staged at the Central Library, located at 14 W. 10th St.
KIDS DAY | APRIL 28
Central Library (9am - 2pm)
School groups and families (with grades 1-6) may attend the event in morning or afternoon sessions. Attendees will sign up to see two authors in 50-minute presentations.
Update! Kids Day is sold out! -Waitlist Sign-up >
CONFERENCE DAY | APRIL 29
Central Library (8am - 3pm)
A professional conference for educators, writers and artists. Presenters will speak back- to-back in 40-minute sessions. The all-day event will focus on the art of the book, the creative process and the craft of storytelling in literature. Register now >
CITYWIDE PUBLIC BOOK-SIGNING AT THE RABBIT HOLE WORKSHOP | April 28, 5 - 6:30PM
The Rabbit hOle will host an all author book signing at it's workshop. More info >
VIP AUTHOR RECEPTION AT THE RABBIT HOLE WORKSHOP | April 28, 7:00PM
The Rabbit hOle will host a ticketed author reception with food and drink. Proceeds will help fund the festival. Get Tickets! >
The Rabbit hOle is a non-profit dedicated to creating new and extraordinary experiences around literature. Currently operating out of a workshop and fundraising headquarters in the Crossroads, The Rabbit hOle is raising money to build the world's first Explor-a-Storium! The Explor-a-Storium will deliver Kansas City’s first truly immersive ‘museum’ experience and make the city a national center for children’s literature.
110 Southwest Blvd | KCMO 64018
Book signing and VIP Author Reception
The Central Library serves as the major resource library for the Kansas City Public Library System. It houses the major library departments, including: Customer Service, Central Reference, Special Collections, Youth Services, Document Delivery, Collection Maintenance, Library Outreach, and all of the Administrative departments.
14 W. 10th Street | KCMO 64105
Kids Day and Conference Day
Crossroads Charter Schools is a tuition-free charter school network located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, who's mission is to prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment. Crossroads' vision to be the premier school system in Kansas City and a destination for other educators seeking inspiration and best practices.