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The Kennedy Center's Fifteenth Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival, Saturday, September 11, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Roof Level of the Kennedy Center

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How to Get Involved

As an Author/ Illustrator:

Participation in the book festival is by invitation only. To be considered for the festival, authors & illustrators should have at least 3-4 titles to their credit, including a recently published title, and have garnered national recognition. Authors and illustrators who wish to be considered for future festivals should have their representatives fax a list of titles and list of awards/recognition to:

The Kennedy Center
ATTN: Education Department/Multicultural Children's Book Festival
Fax: (202) 416-8853

Upon reviewing the materials, festival staff will only contact the authors and illustrators who are being considered for the festival.


As a Volunteer:

If you would like to put your name into the festival volunteer database before the applications are posted, send your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and festival of interest to

Open House Arts Festival featuring the Multicultural Children's Book Fair, September 11, 2010: