Saturday, February 2, 2013


You need to check into for 2013 updates, as below:

The date of the festival will be September 7 and it will be located on the grounds of and inside the Kansas State Capitol. We’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to our friends at the Kansas Historical Society for their support in hosting us the last two years. It’s because of their great work that we’ve grown to need a larger venue!p> It's not on the festival website yet, but Kansas first lady Mary Brownback announced Friday the start of the Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest.

The governor’s office said the theme for this year’s contest, which runs through April 30, is “Kansas Isn’t Flat It’s ... ” The theme asks students to use their creative minds to set straight the common myth about Kansas. There will be a first- and second-place winner in each grade level division in each of the state’s four congressional districts.

The divisions are grades three to five, sixth to eight and nine to 12. Winners will be contacted by July 31 and announced at the 2013 Kansas Book Festival on September 7.

This is the second year Payless ShoeSource is sponsoring the writing contest.

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