I've been asked to help put out some news about a very special event coming up. On September 19th and 20th, 2014, there will be a Joan Walsh Anglund Weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. Joan Walsh Anglund, her granddaughter, Emily Anglund and Mary Engelbreit will be present at all events!
Events for this weekend start with a opening reception on Friday. On Saturday: a morning gathering at the Lexington Downtown Public Library, a luncheon at the Greentree Tea Room, an afternoon gathering at the Lexington Downtown Public Library Theatre and a dinner at the Greentree Tea Room. JWA souvenirs will also be available.
If you are a fan of Joan, you are not alone. Many of us grew up reading her books or reading them to our children. Her books have been published all over the world in many different languages. She has had many famous fans also, such as Queen Elizabeth, Jackie Onassis, Carol Burnett and the Emperor of Japan.
To get more details about this weekend, search for Joan Walsh Anglund Weekend on Facebook. But don't wait, space is limited and a reservation must be put in by Memorial Day, May 26th.
The picture of Joan above is from the jacket flap of A Friend is Someone Who Cares, 1958, published by Harcourt, Brace and World, New York.
I love this photograph of Joan from her website that shares some information about Joan and her lengthy career.
Here is a picture of Joan today, with her "famous" granddaughter, Emily.
This picture shows Joan with MaryDiane McCord Hanna, organizer of the Joan Walsh Anglund Weekend. Joan is still a lovely woman at the age of 88. I can
only hope to age as well as her!
To view my previous posts on Joan Walsh Anglund: