Press Release Fun: Crafting a Career as a Children’s or Young Adult Author
When: Monday, February 8
Where: Cervantes Institute, 211 East 49th St., New York City
What time: 7 p.m.
With Brian Floca, Richard Peck, Jane O’Connor, and Marilyn Singer; moderated by David Levithan
Free and open to the public
What was it like to begin a career as a children’s or young adult author 20 or 30 years ago, and what challenges do young authors and aspiring writers face today? A panel of distinguished authors will discuss issues of subject matter, book censorship, access to publishers, and book promotion. How did writers confront these issues in the past, and how do they deal with them in the current publishing climate? What will children’s publishing be like tomorrow? Join moderator David Levithan, best-selling young adult author and Vice President and Editorial Director of Trade Publishing at Scholastic; award-winning author-illustrator Brian Floca; Newbery Medalist Richard Peck; Jane O’Connor, best-selling author of the Fancy Nancy picture books and Editor-at-Large at Penguin Books for Young Readers; and award-winning author of poetry, novels, picture books, and non-fiction, Marilyn Singer.
There will be a booksigning after the panel.
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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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