Literacy in the Park


Saturday, May 4, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Perry Field House

Bowling Green State University

Featuring Award-Winning

Author Lindsay Ward

IMBG5191Over the past 13 years, Literacy in the Park has featured many well-known children’s authors, and we are excited to have Lindsay Ward with us this year.

Literacy in the Park celebrates the importance of literacy in our lives--using language to make meaning of the world around us. Children and families have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning activities around reading, writing, art, music, computer coding, language and culture, financial literacy, health & nutrition, physical education, pet therapy, science and nature, and many other forms of literacy that can be found in our lives and communities.


  • Engage an arena full of literacy-based activities for the entire family
  • Fill a goody bag with a Lindsay Ward book and many other take-aways
  • New exciting booths, activities, and entertainment
  • Prizes, crafts, and free healthy snacksIMBG5238


  • 10:00am     Doors Open
  • 10:30am     Lindsay Ward Presentation
  • 11:30am      Student Author Awards
  • 12:30pm     Lindsay Ward Presentation
  • 1:30pm       Meet the Author

lindsay wardABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsay Ward was born and raised in California, where she nurtured a love for drawing and telling stories. She took that love to Syracuse University where she received her BFA in Illustration. She later came to Ohio -- for the love of her life, of course. Her most recent books include Don’t Forget Dexter!, It's Show and Tell, Dexter!, and her latest--Vacation for Dexter!

She is also the author of BrobariansThe Importance of Being 3Rosco vs. the BabyHenry Finds His Word (a Choose to Read Ohio Book), When Blue Met Egg, and Please Bring Balloons, which was produced as a play by the New York City Children’s Theater in 2017. Her work has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Times. You can scout out all her books and materials at

In 2017, Lindsay founded Critter Lit, a free online picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up-and-coming authors and illustrators. Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio, in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with her husband, author Frank Tupta, two sons, and dog. Most days you can find her sketching and writing in her studio, editing manuscripts, or working on new designs for her stationery company, Foreword Press + Design.

In October 2018, Lindsay came to BGSU to teach a children's picture book workshop, along with meeting fans and signing books. She will return again in March 2019 to work with the next group of students in ENG 3420 Children's Literature.

Guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services,, 419-3728495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Literacy in the Park is a great way to connect to amazing literacy resources around Northwest Ohio!!

Scroll through the gallery of images from Lindsay Ward's visit to the Jerome Library and the Arts Village. She taught a master class in children's picture books!!