BookFest @ Bank Street

BookFest @ Bank Street 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 AM  – 4:00 PM


Schedule of Events

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Registration, light breakfast and coffee

9:30 – 9:35 AM
Welcome Remarks
Cynthia Weill, Director, Center for Children’s Literature

9:35 – 10:25 AM
Collaborative Couples in Kid Lit

  • Candace Fleming and Eric Rohman, Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
  • Pete Parnell and Justin Richardson, And Tango Makes Three
  • Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Moderator: Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal

10:25 – 11:15 AM
Authors/Illustrators: School Visits and Their Impact on Practice

  • Adam Gidwitz, The Unicorn Rescue Society series
  • Rita Williams Garcia, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
  • Kat Yeh, The Way to BEA
  • Stephen Savage, Jack B. Ninja

Moderator: Emma Otheguy, PhD, Children’s Book Author

11:15 – 11:25 AM

11:25 – 11:45 AM
Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection Supporting Literacy in the Library

  • Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota

11:45 – 12:45 PM
Book Discussion Sessions

12:45 – 1:45 PM
Pick up lunch, dine in the cafeteria or lobby
Lunchtime autographing session in the lobby

1:45 – 2:35 PM
Bringing the Real World to Life! Illustration in Informational Books

  • Maira Kalman, Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
  • John Parra, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
  • Roxie Munro, Rodent Rascals
  • Melissa Sweet, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White
  • Zeke Peña, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Moderator: Gillian Engberg, Children’s Literature Consultant

2:35 – 3:05 PM
Closing Keynote

  • Adam Gidwitz, The Unicorn Rescue Society series

3:05 – 4:00 PM
Autographing Session
Books for sale from the Bank Street Bookstore