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BookFest @ Bank Street 2017

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Bank Street College of Education

610 W 112th St

New York, NY 10025

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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.

BOOKFEST @ BANK STREET

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9:00 – 4:00


9:00 – 9:30/Lobby

Registration, light breakfast, and coffee

9:30 – 9:35/Auditorium

Welcome Remarks

Cynthia Weill, Director, Center for Children’s Literature, Bank Street College of Education

9:35 – 10:30/Auditorium

#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 – 11:20/Auditorium

It 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 – 11:35

Break

11:35 – 12:05

Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books

Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature scholar

12:05 – 1:05 pm/Classrooms

Book Discussion Sessions

Note that attendees are responsible for reading the books in their discussion groups prior to attending BookFest.


1:05 – 2:00/Cafeteria

Pick up Lunch, dine in the cafeteria or lobby

Lunchtime Autographing Session in the lobby


2:05 – 3:00/Auditorium

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/Auditorium

Closing Keynote

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


Note that attendees are responsible for reading the books in their Book Discussion Sessions prior to attending BookFest.


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