Join us for the Horn Book at Simmons One-Day Colloquium: Building Character for an in-depth look at the award winning books and their creators.
The difference between those sentences, E. M. Forster wrote, is plot, and what creates that distinction is character. Whether a book’s characters are real (like Robert Byrd’s Ben Franklin), imagined (like Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park) or something in between (like Jonathan Bean’s fictional re-creation of his family’s house-building), they are born of the imagination and made of words and pictures.
Come together with the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards winners, The Horn Book, and the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College for a day’s exploration of how characters get built, and how they reach out from the page to young readers in the process of building themselves.
Registration also grants you admittance to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony.