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Restless Readers Weekend Tickets

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Amherst College

Amherst, MA 01002

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Launched by Restless Books in 2018, the Restless Readers Weekend provides passionate readers with an opportunity to return to the atmosphere of college in an idyllic New England town and explore literature in depth with professors and authors, interact with other devoted readers, create community, and ask essential questions literature prompts to explore: Who are we? Who are our neighbors? In what way do we all shape the culture we live in?

For this inaugural year, our theme is international children’s and young adult literature. Books for young readers are the tools we use to pass on values and build a sense of community in the next generation. Community and conversation among different cultural groups seem especially important now, at a time when the forces of nativism and pluralism are clashing on an epic scale. We believe that reading books and exploring them together can help us overcome those divides.

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Friday

  • 4pm: Registration
  • 5pm: Meet and greet reception (Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall, Amherst College)
  • 6pm: Dinner and lecture: “Why We Need an International Children’s Literature” (Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall, Amherst College)
  • 8pm: Ilan Stavans and Norton Juster in conversation (Open to the public) (115 Fayerweather)

Saturday

  • 9am: Breakfast (Valentine Hall, Amherst College)
  • 10:30am: Dr. Alison Sparks: “Different Books for Diverse Children” (115 Fayerweather)
  • 12pm: Lunch (Valentine Hall, Amherst College)
  • 2:00pm: Ilan Stavans: “Sendak and Beyond—Masterclass” (115 Fayerweather)
  • 3:30: Screening of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are
  • 7:00pm: Yonder Launch Dinner and and talk: Ilan Stavans, Arshia Sattar, and Eko (Lewis Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall, Amherst College)

Sunday

  • 9am: Breakfast (Valentine Hall, Amherst College)
  • 10:30am: Ilan Stavans and Eko discuss Don Quixote for young readers.
  • 12pm Picnic Lunch (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Cafe)
  • 1pm: Arshia Sattar presents Ramayana (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Auditorium)
  • 1:30pm: Arshia Sattar book signing and meet and greet (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Shop)
  • 2pm: Storytime with Arshia Sattar (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Reading Library)
  • 3pm: Draw your own Wild Book with Eko (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Great Hall)
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