Thinking Deeply about Children's Books with Beth Kephart
Wednesday, September 30 7:00PM EST
THINKING DEEPLY ABOUT CHILDREN’S BOOKS with Beth Kephart
When Beth chaired the National Book Award jury for Young People’s Literature in 2001, she had a lot of thinking to do: What makes a good book good and a great book great? And: How do the expectations we have about the books we choose to read shape our actual reading experiences? In this engaging workshop, Beth will lead an “expectations” conversation designed to prompt deep thinking about how the kinds of books we read shape the kinds of books we write.
Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of nearly thirty books, an adjunct teacher of nonfiction and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, and the cofounder of Juncture Workshops. Her essays and reviews appear in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Ninth Letter, North American Review, the Normal School, Chicago Tribune, Literary Hub, the Millions, Creative Nonfiction, and Brevity. She has given talks on a wide range of subjects across the country, worked with young readers and writers of all ages, and has been twice featured in exhibits at the Philadelphia International Airport. Her novels for younger readers have received multiple starred reviews and appeared on many best-of lists.
Five Ways of Looking at Children's Publishing is a series of five workshops on Writing and Publishing for children. Each workshop is presented by a successful children's author. Each session is $25 which includes your choice of 1 Penny Candy Children's Book. You can save by purchasing the Series for $100. This price includes 5 Penny Candy Books of your choice. These workshops are co-sponsored by Scuppernong Books and Penny Candy Books.
Wednesday, September 16 - Picture Book Strategies with Alexis Orgera
Wednesday, September 23 - Diversity in Storytelling with Meera Sriram
Wednesday, September 30 - Thinking Deeply about Children's Books with Beth Kephart
Wednesday, October 14 - Little Kids, Big Feeling with Molly Felder
Wednesday, October 21 - Paths to Publishing with Mariana Llanos
All workshops begin at 7PM EST. All are hosted online on Zoom.