Posted by: Katie B | September 11, 2010

Fall 2010: The New School’s Forum is Back!!!

The fall schedule for the New School’s Forum on Writing for Children is now online.  Moderated by Deborah Brodie, the panel meets once a month with various speakers and is open to the public.  Best part, it’s available for a whopping charge of $5.  Intimate setting, ability to meet the panelists, pertinent material.  What more could you want?

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Tuesday, September 28 – Diane Wolkstein, award-winning storyteller, folklorist, and performer, is the author of 23 books of folklore, including The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales.  Diane is also the epicycle editor of Parabola magazine.

Tuesday, October 12—Getting Published Panel:  Meet three publishing professionals who will share their expertise about publishing children’s books today. You’ll have an opportunity to direct questions to Jenny Brown, reviewer, TwentyByJenny.com; Andrea Cascardi, agent, Transatlantic Literary Agency, Inc.; and Joy Peskin, Executive Editor, Viking Children’s Books.

Tuesday, November 9—Maryann Macdonald is the acclaimed author of picture books and middle-grade fiction, including Costume Copycat and Little Piano Girl, which Publishers Weekly called “a touching memorial to a jazz great who is not yet a household name.”

Tuesday, December 7—Michael Garland is author/illustrator of 26 picture books, including Super Snow Day and the New York Times bestseller Miss Smith and the Haunted Library. He has illustrated fifty books for other authors, some by celebrities like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan.

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