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The Canterbury School Spring Book Fair

Authors Elsa Marston, illustrator Claire Ewart among guests

By Eddie Torres

Fort Wayne Reader

2015-04-07


At Canterbury School’s Spring Book Fair, students and visitors can interact with a range of guests from award-winning authors and artists to ballerinas as they talk about books, writing, and art in an informal setting. Open to the public, the book fair runs Tuesday through Thursday, April 14 -16. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily at Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road.

Canterbury’s Spring Book Fair features thousands of hand-selected quality books for students and adults, original artwork from favorite local artists, and some of Indiana’s premier authors of young adult fiction. Gallery Guests, on hand daily, create a lively atmosphere. This year’s guests are local authors David M. Long, Michelle Weidenbenner, Matthew Weigelt, Carol Butler, and Claire Ewart.

Other guests include illustrators Talitha Shipman and Teresa Yarbrough, cookbook author Cynthia Presser, Fort Wayne Ballet company dancers Gavin McNally and HannahLeah Oeding, songwriter Audrey Falls, Byron Lamm, Betsy Gephart, Ted Rice, Steve Presser, Ted King, Ruth Hadland, Janet Lynch, Maria Kirkland, and Laura Semba. Artwork by gallery guest Vicki Junk-Wright, local artist and Canterbury High School art teacher, will be for sale. Additional artwork for sale by Janet Lynch, Ana McNabb, and Jane Berner.

Authors Elsa Marston, Kristine Papillon, Cheri Hallwood, Barbara Morrow, John Baumgartner, Marcia Crawford, Matthew Weigelt, Alena Chapman, and Laurie Gray will make special presentations in the classrooms and to teachers.

More than 35 categories, including specialized books for each grade level from Kindergarten through middle school, are selected by parent volunteers, school librarians and teachers.

Proceeds from the Spring Book Fair benefit the library programs at Canterbury School for Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School and High School.

GALLERY GUEST SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 14

8:30 a.m. - Vicki Junk-Wright, artist, “Pictures Tell a Story”
9:00 Vicki Junk-Wright, artist, “Pictures Tell a Story”
9:30 a.m. - Ted Rice, librarian, “Musical Storytime”
10:00 a.m. - Byron Lamm, historian, “History Books Live”
10:30 a.m. - Byron Lamm, historian, “History Books Live”
11:00 a.m. - Betsy Gephart, family historian, “Family Histories: Digging in the Past and Writing for the Future”
12:30 p.m. - Ted Rice, librarian, “Musical Storytime”
1:00 p.m. - Gavin Mark McNally and HannahLeah Oeding, dancers, Fort Wayne Ballet
1:30 p.m. - Gavin Mark McNally and HannahLeah Oeding, dancers, Fort Wayne Ballet
2:00 p.m. - Claire Ewart, illustrator, The Olive Tree
2:30 p.m. - Claire Ewart, illustrator, The Olive Tree

Wednesday, April 15

9:15 a.m. - David M. Long, author, illustrator, Hunt for the Rocky Mountain Marmot, Busting the Big Apple Bandit
9:30 a.m. - David M. Long, author, illustrator, Hunt for the Rocky Mountain Marmot, Busting the Big Apple Bandit
10:00 a.m. - Ted King, science teacher, “Experiments from the Science Corner”
10:30 a.m. - Matthew Weigelt, reporter, freelance writer
11:00 a.m. - Audrey Falls, singer, songwriter, Tuned in Melodies
1:00 p.m. - Jane Berner, Sabrina Minser, Helen Presser, authors, Curriculum Connections for Tree House Travelers
1:30 p.m. - Michelle Weidenbenner, author, Eclair Goes to Stella’s, Eclair meets a Gypsy
2:00 p.m.- Michelle Weidenbenner, author, Eclair Goes to Stella’s, Eclair meets a Gypsy
2:30 p.m. - Matthew Weigelt, reporter, freelance writer

Thursday, April 16

8:30 a.m. - Ruth Hadland, “The Culture of England”
9:00 a.m. - Talitha Shipman, illustrator, graphic designer, “You are My Little Pumpkin Pie; Everybody Says Shalom
9:30 a.m. - Talitha Shipman, illustrator, graphic designer, “You are My Little Pumpkin Pie, Everybody Says Shalom
10:00 a.m. - Janet Lynch, artist, “Mixed-Media art”
10:30 a.m. - Maria Kirkland, MS art teacher, “Rock Painting”
11:00 a.m. - Carol Butler, author, Genois Wilson, Firefighter
12:30 p.m. - Carol Butler, author, Genois Wilson, Firefighter
1:00 p.m. - Teresa Yarbrough, illustrator, Genois Wilson, Firefighter, She Dared to be First
1:30 p.m. - Teresa Yarbrough, illustrator, “Genois Wilson, Firefighter, She Dared to be First

2:00 p.m. Laura Semba, educator, “Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo: The Ancient and Modern Capitals of Japan”

2:30 p.m. - Laura Semba, educator, “Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo: The Ancient and Modern Capitals of Japan”

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