Please join Children’s Books Boston for refreshments and a panel discussion:
A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S FANTASY PANEL
Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA, Management Building M501/502
5:30–7:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2017 (snow date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
Kristin Cashore is author of the bestselling Graceling Realm books (Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue). Jane Unlimited, her kaleidoscopic novel about grief, adventure, and choice, publishes in Fall 2017.
Tui Sutherland is author of the bestselling dragon fantasy series Wings of Fire, co-author of the mythical creature trilogy The Menagerie, and is one of the contributors to the Spirit Animals and Seekers series.
Martha Parravano is Executive Editor of The Horn Book Magazine.
Fantasy literature often raises important ideas. These ideas may bring readers comfort at some times, disturbance at others. Perhaps, through that juxtaposition, fantasy literature can create the opportunity for readers to make sense of the world.
What inspires fantasy authors to create these richly-imagined realms? What are the challenges and how are they resolved? Please join Children’s Books Boston and an acclaimed panel for a lively discussion of the creation, impact, and importance of fantasy worlds in children’s and young adult literature.
As always, we welcome anyone with an interest in children’s books — whether through publishing, writing, illustrating, teaching, librarianship, or book-selling. We hope you will join us!
RSVP here (by February 16 greatly appreciated). Space is limited. $5.00 cover charge at the door — cash only.
Please note: we can provide limited parking at a discounted garage rate for this event, but parking must be reserved no later than February 9. Please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation with directions to the garage.