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BookFest @ Bank Street 2013 Schedule

September 25, 2013

Below is the official lineup of events for BookFest @ Bank Street, Saturday, October 19th, 2013. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events

9:00-9:30 a.m. Lobby – Registration check in and coffee

9:30-9:35 a.m. Auditorium – Welcome Remarks: Jennifer M. Brown, director of the Center for Children’s Literature

9:35-10:00 a.m. Auditorium – Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson and Other Little Rebels:
A Conversation between Philip Nel, author & scholar, Kansas State University and Lindsey Wyckoff, archivist and special collections librarian, Bank Street College Library

10:00-10:45 a.m. Auditorium – Panel: Visual Storytelling for the Middle Grades

  • Grace Lin, author
  • Nathan Hale, author & illustrator
  • Jeff Mack, author & illustrator
  • Henry Neff, author & illustrator
  • Moderator, Betsy Bird, NYPL & Fuse #8

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Classrooms – Breakout discussion sessions / Authors & artists relax, eat

12:00-1:00 p.m. Cafeteria – Pick up Lunch; dine in the cafeteria or the lobby

Lobby – Lunchtime Autographing Session

1:00-1:40 p.m. Auditorium – Happy 50th Anniversary, Amelia Bedelia!

  • Herman Parish, author and nephew of the late Peggy Parish
  • Grethen Siebel, wife of the late artist, Fritz Seibel
  • Sylvie le Floch, art director/designer
  • Virginia Duncan, editor, Greenwillow Books
  • Moderator, Lisa Von Drasek, University of Minnesota

1:40-2:20 p.m. Auditorium – Panel: The Value of Words & Pictures in Information Books

  • Jen Bryant, author
  • Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator
  • Brian Floca, author and illustrator
  • Christopher Myers, author and illustrator
  • Moderator, Jennifer M. Brown

2:20-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-3:00 p.m. Auditorium – Keynote: Kate DiCamillo 

3:00-3:30pm Lobby – Autographing Session

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