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Kevin Henkes Visits Bank Street!

September 20, 2013

On Tuesday, September 17, Kevin Henkes visited the School for Children and filmed a live broadcast with School Library Journal. We thought we would share some photos from the afternoon and a few things we learned about him as a writer and artist. Enjoy!

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Kevin and moderator Betty Carter greeting early arrivals from the School for Children

As if he needs to remind this crowd of his work

As if he needs to remind this crowd of his work

He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an artist

He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an artist

An 8-year-old Kevin practiced drawing portraits from every angle

An 8-year-old Kevin practiced drawing portraits from every angle

Kevin Henkes writes by hand, then types his manuscript on a typewriter!

Kevin Henkes writes by hand, then types his manuscript on a typewriter!

Kevin answers questions from moderator Betty Carter

Kevin answered questions from Betty

and then from the crowd (both live and virtual)

and then from the crowd (both live and virtual)

Current editor Virginia Duncan, Kevin Henkes, Betty Carter, CCL Director Jenny Brown, and Susan Hirschman (Kevin's first editor) celebrate a job well done

Current editor Virginia Duncan, Kevin, Betty, CCL Director Jenny Brown, and former editor Susan Hirschman celebrating a job well done

Look who Kevin Henkes left behind to keep us company in the children's library! It's Lilly!

Look who Kevin Henkes left behind to keep us company in the children’s library! It’s Lilly!

For more on Kevin, see this great interview in School Library Journal.

Many thanks to Kevin Henkes and School Library Journal for such a lovely event. We hope the virtual crowd loved it as much as we did!

(photos courtesy of Cheryl Simon and Kevin Henkes)

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