''Scattering Light'' on our Freedom to Think, See, Imagine
The Assembly of Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) has announced that its 2009 annual workshop will focus on freedom of expression in young adult literature in the 21st century. The workshop will be held November 23-24 in Philadelphia.
Presenters will include a full panel of YA authors and top educators who use YA literature in their classrooms. Keynote speakers will include Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and the more recent A Lion Among Men, and Louanne Johnson, author of Dangerous Minds and The Queen of Education.
ALAN is an independent assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are particularly interested in the area of young adult literature. Learn more on their website.