Thursday, November 21, 2:30–4:15 p.m.
Arrive and register by noon Thursday to attend one of these pre-convention sessions…included with your registration fees!
T.01 Author Strand
Description to come
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 210
T.02 YA Authors, Censorship and Good Advice
Presenters: Stephen Chbosky, Chris Crutcher, Nancy Garden, Ellen Hopkins
Sponsored by the Standing Committee Against Censorship
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 304
Join young adult authors Stephen Chbosky, Chris Crutcher, Nancy Garden, and Ellen Hopkins as they discuss specific censorship incidents regarding their most popular books. They, along with a censorship expert, will then discuss the most egregious aspects of censorship and how to deal with a challenge when it occurs.
T.03 Creating and Inhabiting Story Worlds
Level: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 309
Award-winning children's authors will read selected samples of their new works (historical fiction, fantasy, and contemporary realistic fiction), identifing the challenges of inventing story worlds that invite readers in. The audience will be led to revisit the texts to discover the ways all authors (including child authors) construct a world apart.