University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Rita Goldner

Rita Goldner, author and illustrator of children's picture books, is a recent winner of the Nautilus Book Silver Award, for Children's Picture Books, Non-Fiction.My educational background is Elementary Education, with a concentration in Art. I've always had a passion for drawing and painting, especially in whimsical, colorful illustrations. I served in the Navy after college, and traveled all over the world, absorbing the beauty of diversity in landscapes, customs and cultures. My curiosity led me to a beginner's class on picture book writing and illustrating, but I soon got "hooked" and attended many more classes and workshops, and devoured how-to books. My writing style is whimsical and fun, and my illustrations colorful and child-like.I like to educate children with my books, but not at the cost of high-spirited adventure!

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Children's Books
Author Pavilion - Children (Seats 4)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Rita Goldner, Marie Joy Cancelled, Rae Ann Kumelos, Jody Mackey, Lee Mullins Cancelled, Debbie Sahlin Cancelled

Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy
Children / Teens
Dancing Dakini Press
November 2015
ISBN 978-0-9836333-5-8
Hardcover, 32 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

When a young orangutan wakes in his nest of leaves, his day in the rainforest begins. More/less

Making Marks: A Story For Left or Right-Handed Coloring
Children / Teens
Rita Goldner Books
March 2017
ISBN 978-0-9978298-0-8
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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