Horn Book at Simmons | Program

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 10, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Presentation of the 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards to the winning and honored authors and illustrators, sponsored by The Horn Book and Boston Globe. Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, join us for book signings and a reception hosted by the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College.

NOTE: Registration for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium includes admittance to The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony.

Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Mind the Gaps
Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

8:30 | Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 |  Opening and Welcome

  • Cathryn Mercier, Director and Professor, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons College
  • Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book

9:15 | Keynote

  • Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner for Fiction

10:15 | Filling in the Gaps: Illustration

  • Peter Brown, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
  • Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints
  • Christian Robinson, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
  • Moderated by Nina Lindsay, chair, 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

11:00 | Writing Across the Gaps: Young Adult Fiction

  • Andrew Smith, Grasshopper Jungle
  • Julie Strauss-Gabel, Vice President and Publisher, Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA
  • Moderated by Amy Pattee, judge, 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

12:00 | Lunch
Breakout Sessions: Talking Through the Gaps

1:00 | Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

1:45 | Looking for the Gaps: Nonfiction

  • Patricia Powell, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
  • Steve Jenkins, The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth
  • Moderated by Claire Gross, judge, 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

2:30 | Publishing for the Gaps

  • Arthur Levine, Vice President and Publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic
  • Jason Low, Publisher, Lee & Low Books
  • Moderated by Roger Sutton

3:30 | Closing Remarks

  • Cathryn Mercier

3:45 | Reception and Autographing

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NOTE: Registration for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium includes admittance to The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 10 — a special evening of captivating acceptance speeches, followed by a lively reception, and book signings.

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Location
Center for the Study of Children’s Literature
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA


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