The 31st Annual Children's Literature Festival

Forty authors and illustrators from across the country gathered on Central Missouri's campus March 18-20 for the 31st annual Children's Literature Festival.

Approximately 6,000 middle school-aged children and 1,100 adults attended to hear the authors speak about authorship and their favorite books and characters.

Programs for adults included featured speakers Thomas B. Allen and Joan Carris and programs by author David Melton and storyteller Jim "Two Crows" Wallen. Additionally, illustrator Dan Andreasen displayed his work in the UCM Art Gallery.

Special thanks to the many Central employees who worked many hours to make the event a success.