The New School Fall Forum
September 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 28: Diane Wolkstein
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. To honor her 40 years of storytelling for New York City, the mayor proclaimed "Diane Wolkstein Day" in 2007. 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
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." Maryann speaks to children in schools, libraries, and hospitals about writing.
Tuesday, December 7: Michael Garland
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 50 books for other authors, some by celebrities like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. His landscape, still-life, and portrait oil paintings are found in private and corporate collections.
Moderator: Deborah Brodie
After 22 years at Viking and six as cofounder of Roaring Brook Press, Deborah Brodie is now a freelance editor, book doctor, and writing coach for publishers, literary agents, and individuals. Visiting Faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at The New School, she is also an MFA Mentor for Simmons College in Boston. Visit DeborahBrodie.com.
Events held at 66 West 12th Street, Room 510
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For more information call 212-229-5611.
Tickets at The New School Box Office, Mon-Fri 1-7 p.m., 212-229-5488.