Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Barbara Mayfield and Mrs. Iptweet go to Philadelphia

Barbara Mayfield, author/illustrator of The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me, at the Chestnut Hill Book Festival in Philadelphia
Mayfield to conduct Mrs. Iptweet Playshops in Mail Art and MapMaking at O'Doodles Toy Store and the TreeHouse Play Cafe
Santa Fe, NM.------Author/illustrator/performer Barbara Mayfield will read excerpts from her first children's novel, The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me, as part of the first annual Chestnut Hill Book Festival to be held July 10 -12.
As part of her readings, she'll be conducting free playshops in Mail Art and MapMaking, in the style of Aunt Belle and Prudence Fish Hornby, two of the stars in The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me.

"Mrs. Iptweet", a novel for children ages 8 and up, won a New Mexico Discovery Award in 2006. Heroine Prudence Fish Hornby, age nine-and-a-half, and her new neighbor, the quirky artist and Parade Specialist Mrs. Iptweet tap the power of the ground, study the magic and power of names and, against all odds, pull together the first annual Midsummer's Day Mythical Creatures Parade on boring old Durham Street.

Mayfield will be also be performing as Roving Puppeteer with her marionette, Beauty the Pink Flamingo, during the festival before and after her reading/signing times.

Mayfield was born and raised in Philadelphia. She lived for 15 in the West Mt. Airy section of the city on Durham Street, the setting for The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me. She studied at the Tyler School of Art and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She now lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she works as a writer, a S.A.G. actor, an artist and as a puppeteer for Teatro Duende at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Chestnut Hill Book Festival Free and open to the public.
Mayfield's reading, signing and playshops:
7/11 Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
O'Doodles Toy Store
8335 Germantown Ave,
Chestnut Hill, PA 19118

7/12 Sunday 11-1 p.m.
The Treehouse Play Cafe
8524 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19118
215 247-3637

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival is hosting 60 authors in all genres.

The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me, A Story of Life, Quirkiness and a Parade
Written and Illustrated by Barbara Mayfield
Published by Azro Press (www.azropress.com) Spring 2009

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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