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.
9:00am - Arrive, register, and drink coffee
9:30am - Welcome remarks from Jennifer M. Brown, director of the Center for Children’s Literature
9:35 - 10:15am - The Making of Goodnight Moon - Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota; Leonard S. Marcus, children’s book scholar and author of Awakened by the Moon; and Lindsey Wyckoff, archivist and special collections librarian at the Bank Street College of Education
10:15 - 11:00am - Presenting the Facts in Picture Books - Brian Pinkney, artist for Martin & Mahalia and Sit-In; Jason Chin, author and artist of Gravity; Deborah Heiligman, author of The Boy Who Loved Math; moderated by Jennifer M. Brown
11:05 - 11:15am - Break
11:15am -12:15pm - Book Discussions
12:15 - 1:15pm - Lunch & Autographing in the Lobby
1:20 - 2:20pm - A Search for Understanding: Gender & Identity - Robie Harris, author of It’s Perfectly Normal!; Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever; Coe Booth, author of Kinda Like Brothers; Susan Kuklin, author of Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out; and Christina, a participant in Beyond Magenta; moderated by Allie Bruce, children’s librarian, Bank Street College of Education
2:20 - 2:30pm - Stretch
2:30 - 3:00pm - Closing keynote: Matt de la Peña, author of The Living
3:00-3:30pm - Autographing in the lobby - books for sale from the Bank Street Bookstore team
For complete BookFest @ Bank Street 2014 information and details - INCLUDING DISCUSSION GROUP DESCRIPTIONS & BOOK LISTS - please visit the BookFest Website.