HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of authors, illustrators and fans of children's literature will be on the Southern Miss campus next week for the 48th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.
The three-day event, which begins Apr. 8, is expected to draw about 500 attendees from around the world.
It will feature several public lectures and awards ceremonies for accomplished new authors and illustrators.
The Southern Miss Medallion will also be presented to author/illustrator Paul Zelinsky for his career achievements.