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BookFest @ Bank Street 2017

Event Description

Join us for BookFest @ Bank Street 2017 on Saturday, October 28, 2017
BookFest@ Bank Street is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery and discussion of books for children and teens.  This event, intended for adults, features the rock stars of the children's literature community.  Authors, illustrators and scholars will take part on panel discussions and breakout sessions, which allow participants a closer look at a specific genre or topic in children's literature. 

Registration, will begin on September 1, 2017

Price $80.00

9:00 – Registration, light breakfast, and coffee

9:30 – Welcome

9:35 – 10:30 - #No Words: Picture Books for Children

David Wiesner, Flotsam; Tuesday

Jerry Pinkney, The Lion and the Mouse

Barbara Lehman, The Red Book

Moderator: Stephen Savage, School of Visual Arts

10:30 – 11:20It Makes Me Laugh: Humor in Children’s Literature

Jon Scieszka, Stinky Cheese

Rita Williams Garcia, Gone Crazy in Alabama

Carmen Agra Deedy, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet

Moderator: Elizabeth Bird, Librarian, Evanston Public Library

11:20 – 11:35Break

11:35 – 12:05Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books

Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature scholar

12:05 – 1:05 pm- Book Discussion Sessions 

(Participants are kindly requested to read the books listed for their Book Discussion Sessions before the event)

 1:05 – 2:00 - Lunch

Lunchtime Autographing Session 

2:05 – 3:00- The New Golden Age of Nonfiction for Young People

Candace Fleming, Giant Squid

Don Tate, Strong as Sandow

Tonya Bolden, Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

Eric Velasquez, Schomburg: The Man Who Built the Library

Moderator: Carole Boston Weatherford, Professor of English, Fayetteville State University

3:05 – 3:35 - Closing Keynote

Carmen Agra Deedy, author, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet

3:35 – 4:05 - Autographing Session

Books for sale from the Bank Street Book Store

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