Readfield author Justine Fontes plans to read her children’s picture book featuring designs, “Black Meets White,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, behind the Readfield Community Library, 1151 Main St.
Children, parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to come dressed in black and white or other colorful designs such as plaids and stripes.
In addition to writing, Fontes – who spends his days working at the post office in Readfield – will lead the children in a model craft with spring stamps and ink pads, according to a press release from the University of Maine. in Augusta.
While earning her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, she worked part-time in publishing. She was an editorial assistant at Golden Books and began receiving more freelance writing assignments than she could handle. Her husband, Ronald Fontes, helped her by providing training in storytelling, acting and comics.
Fontes and her husband moved to Maine in 1988. The successful writing team has written or authored over 700 books. They include everything from best-selling adaptations of Disney hits like “The Lion King” and the popular Scholastic series “Grumpy Bunny” to graphic novels, new readers, novelty, and historical fiction titles. The prolific writing couple’s goal is to hit 1,001 children’s books.
Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather as the event is scheduled outdoors. In case of bad weather, the event will take place at 1 p.m. on April 2.
For more information, call Patricia Clark at 207-841-5154.
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