Gregory Maguire, "Wicked" Author, to address academic conference in children's literature about "Literary Slipstreams"
BOSTON (June 11, 2012) — More than 400 people are expected to attend the 39th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference hosted by Simmons College, June 14-16, featuring renown author Gregory Maguire, in the Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston.
Maguire, an alumnus and former Simmons children's literature professor whose book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West was adapted into a hit Broadway play, will deliver the distinguished Francelia Butler Lecture, Friday, June 15.
The annual conference brings together a cadre of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. This year's gathering, titled "Literary Slipstream," explores themes of transition related to children's and young adult literature, examining the history of the genre, its current state and future.
Among the guests attending the conference are Phoenix Award Recipient Karen Hesse, author of the novel Letters from Rifka, Roger Sutton (The Horn Book), Nick Clark (curator, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) Jo Knowles (author of four young adult novels, most recently See You at Harry's), Karsten Knight (author of Wildefire), Ellen Wittlinger (Printz award winner and author of Hard Love), and Jeannine Atkins (Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their Daughters).
Photo Credit: Andy Newman
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