Connecticut is getting a book festival that sounds similar to the well established Connecticut Children's Book Fair. I think this is a marvelous idea. I've read of book festivals in other states supporting their resident authors and felt chagrined that my own didn't have one. It also looks as if this thing will be featuring winners of the annual Connecticut Book Award. That's even better.
I will try to get there for the Marked & Purged: Writing the Truth for Teens through Realistic Fiction and Fantasy Panel on Sunday afternoon.
The dates are May 21 and 22.