Schedule of Events 2011

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Registration check in & coffee

10:00-10:05 a.m.
Welcome remarks

10:05-11:00 a.m.            

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Phantom Tollbooth
A Conversation with Creators Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
Leonard Marcus, moderator, editor of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
Jules Feiffer, illustrator
Norton Juster, author

The Phantom Tollbooth

11:00-11:15 a.m.      
Morning break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions - Click here for Discussion Group Book Lists
Group One: Are pictures worth 1,000 words? Highly illustrated books
Group Two: Lives in pictures: picture book biographies
Group Three: Picture book poetry: you could do verse
Group Four: Early chapter books
Group Five: That’s true?! Unbelievable nonfiction
Group Six: Sleepers
Group Seven: Piston-pumping pages: steampunk for teens
Group Eight: No vampires allowed: YA horror w/out the bloodsuckers
Group Nine: Middle school mischief: fiction for the middle school age
Group Ten: Picture Books: mini-mock Caldecott
Group Eleven: Let the music play: music as the soundtrack in YA fiction

12:15-1:30 p.m.                     

Box lunch and book signing.
Books will be sold by the Bank Street Bookstore

1:30-2:00 p.m.                
Comics for the Very Young

Chris Duffy, editor of Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from Celebrated Cartoonists
Calista Brill, Editor, First Second Books

2:00-2:05 p.m.
Five minute break!

2:05-3:00 p.m.                

Greek Mythology Retold

Donna Jo Napoli, author of Treasury of Greek Mythology

G. Brian Karas, author & illustrator of Young Zeus

George O’Connor, author of The Olympians Series

Kate McMullan, moderator and author.

Christopher Ford, author and illustrator of Stickman Odyssey

3:00-3:30 p.m.                             

Afternoon autographing session