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You are invited to the 2013 Kerlan Award Presentation

Kate DiCamillo will receive the award
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.
at the University of Minnesota

  9:30 a.m.: Doors Open and Book Sale (Red Balloon)
10:00 a.m.: Lecture
11:00 a.m.: Signing
12:00 p.m.: Lunch at Elmer L. Andersen Library
(pre-ticketed event; cost: $30; $20 for Kerlan Friends)
Parking and directions

Make reservations to the 10:00 a.m. lecture
Make reservations to the 12:00 p.m. lunch at Andersen About Kate DiCamillo

Kate DKate DiCamillo is the author of “The Magician’s Elephant,” a New York Times bestseller; “The Tale of Despereaux,” awarded the Newbery Medal; “Because of Winn-Dixie,” a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride.”

She shares writing credit on her Geisel winning easy reader series “Bink and Gollie” with Allison McGhee.

The award presentation and speech by DiCamillo will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public but requires advance registration by May 27 at

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Attendees may bring one book from home for every one of Kate DiCamillo’s books purchased from the Red Balloon Bookshop.

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