Mary Brownback to host Kansas Book Festival in Topeka

08/12/2014 5:24 AM

08/13/2014 12:34 PM

The Fourth Annual Kansas Book Festival will take place Sept. 13 at the state Capitol in Topeka.

The festival will feature current authors and books and promote the importance of reading.

“Our mission is to promote literacy and encourage a lifelong love of reading,” First Lady Mary Brownback said in a news release.

The event will feature book signings, outdoor entertainment, live music and activities for children. In addition, book lovers can enjoy appearances by more than 30 authors, including Newbery Award winner Clare Vanderpool of Wichita and former Kansas City Royal Willie Wilson. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We have assembled a great lineup of locally and nationally known authors and illustrators that everyone will enjoy,” Brownback said in the news release.

For more information and a full list of authors, visit

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