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Beautiful Blackbird Festival

September 24, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Sunday, September 24 | 1:00pm| Farnsworth Art Museum

Center for Maine Contemporary Art and The Farnsworth Art Museum present the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival in Rockland, Maine.  Author Dinah Johnson will be reading from her picture book Indigo Dreaming in the Farnsworth Art Museum Library at 1 p.m. The reading will be followed by a collage art-making activity in the Gamble Education Center from 2-3 p.m. where free copies of Indigo Dreaming will be given away. Additionally, tote bags containing Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival books will be distributed.

Admission to Farnsworth is free from 1-3 p.m.

About the Author
I love the fact that I was born in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Along with my parents (Douglas and Beatrice) and my siblings, I have lived in ten different states of the US and in Iran and Germany. There I met my favorite teacher ever. In her 6th grade class I began writing poetry and I’ve been writing ever since.

I graduated from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., went to college at Princeton University, and earned my Ph.D. at Yale University. I’ve been teaching English at the University of South Carolina since 1990.

The most important thing about my life is being the mother of Niani Feelings, now performing in the national tour of Mean Girls. She is loving and joyful and smart and bold, like the young people I love meeting on school visits!

Please note: select CMCA galleries will be closed for installation. 

Photography Policy: By participating in CMCA programming, I understand my child or myself may be photographed by CMCA staff for general documentation and publicity. I also understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.


September 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States