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Announcing the 2016 Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence!

December 11, 2015

The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature is delighted to announce that this April we will host our second annual Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence.

Adam Gidwitz, best selling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, will work with the 9s/10s on novel writing from April 4th – 16th. Adam is an alumni of the Graduate School of Education (Gs ’08) and we are always excited to welcome him back to Bank Street!

Last year, Newbery medalist Kwame Alexander inaugurated the program as the first Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Kwame worked with the 9s/10s on their poetry curriculum in April 2015.

The program is named in honor of Dorothy Carter, Bank Street’s first African American faculty member, writer of highly acclaimed children’s books, chair of the Bank Street Writers Lab, and Broadway actress. She was also a recipient of the Lucy Sprague Mitchell Award. We lost Dorothy in 2012, but continue to celebrate her contributions to children’s literature through the Writer-in-Residence program.


Eric Carle and Dorothy Carter

If you wish to make a donation to support the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence fund, you can do so here.

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