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Announcing the 2017 Writer-in-Residence — Kat Yeh!

January 4, 2017

The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature is delighted to announce that this April we will host our third annual Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Kat Yeh, author of middle grade novel The Truth About Twinkie Pie, will work with the 9/10s classes on creative writing. Kat has presented several times in the School for Children and has also been a panelist at BookFest @ Bank Street. The Truth About Twinkie Pie was the winner of Bank Street’s 2015 Mock Newbery Award.

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Kat presenting to School for Children students, Spring 2016

Last year, Adam Gidwitz (GS ‘08), Newbery Honor winner, The  Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Penguin 2016)  and  alumni of Bank Street Graduate School of Education, worked with 9/10s students on writing novels.

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Adam with the 9/10s, Spring 2016

In 2015 our inaugural Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence, Newbery medalist Kwame Alexander, worked with the 9s/10s on poetry.

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Kwame with the 9/10s, Spring 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, Director of the Bank Street Writers Lab, and Broadway actress. We lost Dr. Carter in 2012 but continue to honor her contributions to children’s literature through the Writer-in-Residence program.

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