Sandy Spring Friends School will host its Local Authors Fair, open to the community, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 27.
The event will feature 12 successful authors from the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area, and lets book lovers of all ages celebrate the history of children’s literature.
Jerry Perlet, retired principal of Sherwood Elementary School in Sandy Spring, is one of the featured authors. Others are Louise Bonnet Rampersaud, Katy Kelly, Cynthia Grady, Kwame Alexander, Paula Young Shelton, Cynthia Cotton, Katherine Kenny, Elizabeth Dahl, Kem Sawyer, Debbie Levy and Claire J. Griffin.
The authors will be outside under tents, or inside the library if it rains. The event also features book sales and signings, a craft table for kids and refreshments. The school is at 19623 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring. For more information, go to www.authorsfair.weebly.com.