Literature Festival Fund
This fund was created in 2007 through the leadership and
generosity of Travis W. Freeman through a gift he made to Truman State
University's "Bright Minds Bright Futures" campaign. The fund will resume
programming of the Children's Literature Festival, which had been a featured
special event in the University's former Language and Literature Division for 21
consecutive years until 2004 when it was discontinued in the aftermath of severe
The Children's Literature Festival brings authors
from the region and throughout the country together with area children,
teachers, librarians, educators and interested citizens to celebrate children's
literature and to share insights and experiences in writing, illustrating,
reading and appreciating this genre.
During the Children's Literature Festival,
approximately 10 authors are showcased providing an opportunity to connect area
children with books and their authors. An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 children from
grades three through six in approximately 20 area schools are invited to
participate in the sessions which are held on campus in Pickler Memorial Library
and the Student Union Building.
For more information contact:
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205,
100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; Telephone: (800) 452-6678
or (660) 785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.