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 luminaries from the children's literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, 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.
Featured speakers at this year's BookFest @ Bank Street include:
- Kate DiCamillo (Flora & Ulysses)
- Melissa Sweet (Little Red Writing)
- Jen Bryant (A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin)
- Brian Floca (Locomotive)
- Christopher Meyers (H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination)
- Virginia Duncan (VP & Publisher, Greenwillow Books)
- Herman Parish (Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!)
- Gretchen Sibel (Widow of the Fritz Siebel)
- Grace Lin (Ling & Ting Share a Birthday)
- Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales)
- Philip Nel (Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature)
- More to be announced!
For complete BookFest @ Bank Street 2013 information and details - INCLUDING DISCUSSION GROUP DESCRIPTIONS & BOOK LISTS - please visit the BookFest website.