Reading Frenzy BookShop’s five-day Book Festival ended June 23 after a strong run.
On opening night, the shop hosted Publisher’s Preview, which provided attendees with information on books published by several publishers.
Thursday evening ended with a chance to meet Minnesota authors over desserts.
Friday and Saturday had writing workshops and writing contests, with 17 children’s entries and nine adults. First-place winners in youth received a free one-on-one coaching session with Minnesota fantasy author C.S. Yelle. Adult first-place winners received a free one-on-one coaching session with Minnesota author Phil Rustad. The winner in the poetry contest won a coaching session with local author Jane Toleno.
“It was a wonderful event,” Reading Frenzy BookShop owner Sheri Olson said, “and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.”