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BookFest @ Bank Street 2014

August 19, 2014

BookFest @ Bank Street will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 here at Bank Street College. We are very excited about our line-up this year and hope you will join us!


2014 BookFest @ Bank Street Schedule

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2014 5:59 pm

    This sounds wonderful! Wish I was able to attend : / Oh, well!

  2. Nancy Elliott permalink
    August 26, 2014 1:30 pm

    Could you please show what booktalks will be available before registration. Someone is registering for me and I need to let them know which session I prefer.

  3. Arlene Mark permalink
    September 2, 2014 1:07 pm

    What time does the registration begin? Thank you

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