Save the Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Join us for BookFest @ Bank Street on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Our 2015 keynote speaker is Rita Williams-Garcia. 

Saturday, October 24, 9AM-3PM

Keynote speaker: Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia is the 2011 Newbery Honor author, 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, 2011 Scott O’Dell Award winner and 2010 National Book Award finalist for her book One Crazy Summer. Her last book in the trilogy, Gone Crazy in Alabama, comes out this spring.

Ticket price $75.00

About BookFest @ Bank Street

BookFest is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children's literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in panel discussions and breakout sessions.

BookFest was founded in 1971, by Frances Henne, a faculty member of the School of Library Service at Columbia University. The event was originally known as Let's Talk About Books for Children and Youth Day, or Velma Varner Day, in honor of Henne's close friend and colleague, Velma Varner, editor of Viking Press. The event has been hosted by Columbia University, Teachers College, and the New York Public Library. Bank Street College of Education has been a proud producer of this wonderful event since 2010.