Over a decade ago, when former RCBF Co-Director Kathy Blasi sought out an affordable hotel for authors and illustrators to stay at festival weekend, she had the good fortune to meet Bob Bennett, Manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Victor. An avid reader himself, he recognized the importance of children’s literature and how it can lead to a lifelong love of reading. Since that day, he has offered the RCBF an incredibly generous rate so we can afford to bring out-of-town auth
We'd like to shine our spotlight on the behind-the-scenes people who've made the RCBF one of the best children's book festivals in the country. The members of RACWI (Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators) provide the many, many volunteer hours required to plan, organize, and staff this magical day each year. The staff at the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library process and manage all the charitable contributions that come in for the RCBF so we can c
The RCBF would not be possible without our hosting sponsors, 292-Baby and Monroe Community College. We can't thank them enough for providing the space needed for three different author/illustrator presentations to be going on simultaneously throughout the day, a craft room, and a "Mall" where 40+ authors and illustrators can interact with families and sign books all day long. Not to mention free parking! We hope you'll join us for all the fun November 4th at MCC's Flynn Campu
Please check out this phenomenal review of Matt McElligott's (with help from fellow children's author Larry Tuxbury) original musical performed this past week in NYC.
Visit Matt and Larry's table at the RCBF and meet true Broadway phenoms (and fantastic picture book authors and illustrators.)