Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival
Events For Kids And Teenagers

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Santa Barbara Public Library - Townley Room

Exciting activities planned for youth of all ages
Opportunity to win free books!!!!!!!!!

11:00 – 12:00: Journaling Workout for Teens – ages 12-17
Author Diana Raab (Regina's Closet) will lead a Journaling Workout for Teens. Diana is a lifelong journaler and writer and lives in Santa Barbara. Be sure to bring your journal!
12:00 – 12:30: Father Gander Nursery Rhymes –ages 1-5
Children will love these Mother Goose rhymes rewritten for today’s world. Peter the Pumpkin Eater respects his wife, the town’s people help put Humpty Dumpty together, and Jill jumps the candlestick too!
12:30 – 1:30: Choices and Challenges Workshop – ages 11-17
Editor and Trainer Joan Bowman will conduct exercises in the nationally acclaimed life skills journals that empower teens to go after their dreams.
2:00 – 2:30: Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes –ages 1-5
Children will be delighted with these rhymes written to nurture a deep respect and love of nature in small children.
3:00 – 4:00 Fantastical Tales in the Townley - panel discussion
Panelists: Barbara Hart, John Roshell, Lynn Montgomery & Mary Hershey
4:00 – 4:30 Nature’s Wonderful World of Rhyme – all ages
Lauded by leading environmentalists/educators, these imaginative rhymes and illustrations foster a respect for nature and its fragility in the hearts and minds of children.