That’s Right. It’s Wish-You-Were-In-New-York Day
Unwilling to enter the doors of a library but you still want to see a free program featuring big name authors like Peter Sis? PEN’s got yer back, buddy. From the press release:
Inside Out: The Public and Private Lives of Children
When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Scholastic Auditorium: 557 Broadway
What time: 6–7:30 p.m.
With Sharon G. Flake, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Jutta Richte , and Peter Sis. Moderated by Elizabeth Levy Free and open to the public. No reservations.
Presented by the PEN Children’s/Young Adult Book Authors Committee, with special thanks to Scholastic
“What did you do today?”
“What are you thinking?”
“What are you feeling?”
What are children hiding when they answer questions this way? What is going on behind their one-word answers? Writers for children and young adults explore the emotional and often turbulent lives of children in their stories. These stories are sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, but each of the distinguished writers on this international panel realizes that children often understand a lot more than they are willing to express. How do writers convey the difference between a child’s private and public persona? The authors draw on their imaginations and memories of life in the Czech Republic, Germany, the American West, and this country’s inner cities and suburbs to explore the experiences and fantasy lives of children. This week long festival will hold a number of events that include children and young adult authors. Most events are free and all are open to the public. Please visit www.pen.org for more information.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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