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past events 2005
September 10, 2005 - 12:30-5
Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators
Anderson Center
Redwing, MN

Join me for a slide show, see the Big Bug models, and be sure to bug your friends!

August 3, 2005 - 7pm
Southdale Library
Edina, MN

July 26, 2005 - 4pm
Brackett Recreation and Park Center
2728 39th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

July 11, 2005 - 7pm
Burnsville Library
Burnsville, MN

July 7, 2005 - 7pm
Eden Prairie Library - for K-3rd graders
Eden Prairie, MN

July 5, 2005 - 7pm
Hamline Library
St. Paul, MN

June 30, 2005 - 7pm
Eden Prairie Library - for 4th graders and up
Eden Prairie, MN

June 23, 2005 - 7pm
Savage Library
Savage, MN

June 22, 2005 - 10am
Matthews Park
2318 29th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

June 16, 2005 - 7pm
Shakopee Library
Shakopee, MN

June 16, 2005 - 10:30am-2:00pm
Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
Como Zoo
St. Paul, MN

June 10, 2005 - 4:00pm
Corcoran Park
3334 20th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN

past events 2004
November 20th, 2004
11am - 2 pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling
St. Paul, MN
Join me atİone of the biggest children's book fairs in the Midwest, along with 56 other authors and illustrators. Storyhours, teen writing workshops, free parking and great books for holiday gifts. Plus, come see my newest big bad bug 8 foot long millipede! For more info:

April 23-24, 2004
Children's Literature Network Conference: "Growing Your Career in Children's Books"
Rolling Green Country Club
400 Evergreen Road, Medina, MN » (763) 478-6021
Cathy speaks during the Contract Considerations session at 4pm on Friday the 23rd

Saturday April 3, 2004
Festival of Children's Literature
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Cathy will be participating in the Loft's Children's Literature Festival. She will be a presenter at a workshop on writing for children's magazines. For more information and registration, click here.

past events 2003
Saturday November 22, 2003: 11:00am-2:00pm
Children's Literarture Network Book Week Festival
Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
5760 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis

Support Minnesota Children's authors...come buy books from over 20 authors, have them signed and make your holidays a literary event! While you're there, stop by and see Cathy and the giant bugs! For more info:

October 25, 2003: 1:00pm
Sweeter Than Sugar, Black as Night- Licorice!
Participate in a fun discussion of the history and uses of licorice, plus some taste testing! In celebration of 30 years of Cricket Magazine, and my article on licorice.

Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis » 612.920.5005

Outstanding Minnesota children's authors Marion Dane Bauer, Cathy Camper, Janet Graber, Audrey Baird, Joyce Sidman, and Sharon Chmielarz help Cricket magazine celebrate 30 years of bringing top-quality stories and art to the world's children at reading events in the community. At 1:00 p.m. on 25 October 2003, they will be reading their work at Wild Rumpus Bookstore, 2720 West 43rd St., Minneapolis.

In honor of Cricket's 30th anniversary Cricket readers will be able to check out the Web site ( or monthly issues of Cricket to find where their favorite Cricket authors will be reading their work in bookstores and libraries across the country.

September 27, 2003: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Fall Festival
University of MN Arboretum
Join me for a book signing. There'll be all kinds of fall activities going on too - a pie eating contest, making pumpkin heads, the Minnesota Herb Society, a Floral Sale, info on how to make rope from hemp and more.

September 13, 2003: 1:00-5:00pm
2003 Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators
Redwing Anderson Center
Lots of Minnesota children's authors besides me will be there, including Kate DiCamillo and Betsy Bowen, as well as the Como Zoo. See website for details.

past events 2002
November 30, 2002: 3:00pm
Birchbark Books and Native Arts
2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405 » 612.374.4023
Author presentation, plus book signing. Sick of turkey? Come see some big bugs!

November 23, 2002
Children's Literature Network Book Week Festival
Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
5760 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Come buy books for holiday gifts and have them autographed by your favorite Minnesota authors!
Free admission.

September 27-29, 2002
UMBA - Upper Midwest Booksellers Association Trade Show
At the Simon and Schuster Booth
175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul
Call 800.784.7522 for more info

September 14, 2002: 1:00-5:00pm
Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators
Call 651.388.2009 for more info

August 24, 2002: 2:00-3:00pm
Seed Art Workshop
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul » 651.224.8320
$8.50, call to pre-register
An all ages class, to learn how to do seed art as seen in the State Fair!

July 24, 2002: 10:30am
Hosmer Library
347 E 36th Street, Minneapolis » 612.630.6950

July 17, 2002: 7:00pm*
Southdale Library
7001 York Avenue South, Edina » 952.647.5900

July 17, 2002: 10:30am
Walker Library
2880 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis » 612.630.6650

July 9, 2002: 10:30am
East Lake Library
2727 Lake Street, Minneapolis » 612.630.6550

June 21, 2002: 12:15pm, 2:15pm*
Minneapolis Public Library Planetarium, Solstice Celebration
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis » 612.630.6155

June 15, 2002: 1:30-2:00pm
American Library Association Exhibits Hall, Simon and Schuster books for Young Readers booth
Atlanta, GA

May 11, 2002: 1:00pm*
Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis » 612.920.5005

*I will be selling and signing books, as well as doing a presentation. All other listings are story hours for kids, but I won't have books for sale!