State library announces fifth annual summer reading author lineup

State library announces fifth annual summer reading author lineup
John Rocco and his book Blackout ((Source: South Carolina State Library)
John Rocco and his book Blackout ((Source: South Carolina State Library)
Anna Dewdney and her book Llama Llama Red Pajamas ((Source: South Carolina State Library)
Anna Dewdney and her book Llama Llama Red Pajamas ((Source: South Carolina State Library)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina State Library announces the fifth annual StoryFestSC Summer Reading Kick-off author lineup which will be held on Saturday, June 6.

Award-winning authors John Rocco and Anna Dewdney will be features at the event.

John Rocco writes and illustrates his own picture books, including the New York Times best-selling and Caldecott Honor-winning Blackout. He has worked as an art direction on "Shrek" for Dreamworks, as well as for Disney Imagineering.

Anna Dewdney is a best selling author and illustrator for over 15 award-winning children's book including the Llama Llama series. She is a strong advocate of literacy, and has published articles in several publications including the Wall Street Journal.

StoryfestSC will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Museum at 301 Gervais Street.

The event is free to the public, and will include presentations and book signing by each author, crafts, face painting, storytelling for all ages, and visits from literacy friends Cocky and ETV's SmartCat.

For more information, please visit www.storyfestsc.org

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