This Saturday afternoon, the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, Cambridge Public Library and M.I.T. are sponsoring a panel discussion, “The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books.” Featuring several contributors (Katherine Paterson, M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan, and James Ransome) to the collaborative novel The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, the panel runs from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, with bookselling and autographing to follow, at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. It’s free and children ten and up are welcomed; no tickets necessary. The panel will be followed by an adults-only reception with the authors and illustrators that will set you back fifty bucks benefiting NECBLA; tickets at the link.
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.