One of the stops I am most looking forward to on this fall’s book tour takes place in New York City on Saturday, October 30th.
It’s much, much, MUCH more than one silly author excited about her new book.
It is an extravaganza for teachers, librarians, educators and other people who care deeply about books for kids and teens. It’s a bookaganza. A day-long festival with authors, illustrators, editors, children’s literature experts, librarians and reviewers. (And lunch!)
It’s BookFest @Bank Street!!!!
A short list of guests:
Leonard Marcus, author of Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon
Wendell Minor, illustrator of Nibble, Nibble
Diane Muldrow, Editorial Director, Golden Books
Stephen Savage, illustrator of The Fathers are Coming Home
Mac Barnett, author, Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World
Jon Scieszka, author, editor, Guys Read: Funny Business
David Yoo, author, Stop Me If You’re Heard This Once Before
And me! I’ll be talking about FORGE!
This is how the official website describes it: “BookFest @ Bank Street is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children’s literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in panel discussions and breakout sessions.”
Personally, I think the word “bookaganza” should have been used in there.
But here’s the thing. You must pre-register. And the registration deadline is this Friday, September 17th.
Do it now, OK? And spread the word!