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Register Now for BookFest @ Bank Street 2015!

September 1, 2015

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Join us for BookFest @ Bank Street on Saturday, October 24th!

9:00am – Arrive, register, and drink coffee

9:30 – Welcome

9:35 – 10:15am – “Teachers as Writers”
Panelists: Adam Gidwitz, Bank Street GS ’08, A Tale Dark and GrimmElizabeth Bluemle, Bank Street GS ’98, Tap! Tap! Boom! Boom!, and Cynthia Weill, Columbia Teachers College, Bank Street Writers Lab, Opuestos/Opposites.
Moderator: Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature scholar and Honorary Degree holder from Bank Street College of Education

10:15 – 11:00am – “Artists and Mentors: Book…Making…101”
Panelists: Christopher Myers(Jake Makes the World; My Pen), Shadra Strickland (Bird; Please, Louise), Raúl Colón (Draw!), and Sara Varon (Robot Dreams; Bake Sale).
Moderator: Joe Rogers, Jr., Founder & Facilitator of Total Equity Now

11:00 – 11:15am – Break

11:15 – 12:15pm – “Young Women in the (Plot) Driver’s Seat”
Panelists: Laura Amy Schlitz (The Hired Girl), Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks in Spring), Kat Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie), and Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost)
Moderator: Monica Edinger, The Dalton School

12:15 – 1:15pm – Book Discussions (DISCUSSION GROUP LEADERS AND BOOK LIST)

1:15 – 2:00pm – Lunch and Book Autographing

2:05 – 3:00pm – “Pushing Narrative Boundaries in Teen Literature”
Panelists: Tim Wynne-Jones (The Emperor of Anyplace), Beth Kephart (One Thing Stolen), Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper)
Moderator: Vicky Smith, reviews editor, Kirkus Reviews

3:00 – 3:30pm – Closing keynote: Rita Williams-Garcia (Gone Crazy in Alabama)

3:30 – 4:00pm – Autographing in the lobby – books for sale from the Bank Street Book Store team


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