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. More about Beth can be found at bethkephartbooks.com.