Edison State College’s 5th Annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication
October 26, 2013
9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Featuring Patricia MacLachlan
Information about registration coming soon!
Keynote: Lee Bennett Hopkins
Q/A session to follow Keynote Presentation
Lee Bennett Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins / Penn State University Award for Children’s Poetry, and Lee Bennett Hopkins / International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) “Excellence in Poetry for Children,” the 1995 Christopher Award, and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been to Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am the Book, Sharing the Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love, and Incredible Inventions.
Keynote: Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb’s Story; Edward’s Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Your Moon, My Moon, illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in western Massachusetts.
- Elaine Schaeffer at Edison State College (239) 489-9265 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Eileen DeLuca at Edison State College (239) 985-3498 (email@example.com)