Thursday, October 6, 2011

SAVE THE DATE! "Exquisite Converstation" Program to be Held December 3

The Exquisite Conversation:
An Adventure in Creating Books!
Katherine Paterson
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
M. T. Anderson    +    Natalie Babbitt
Susan Cooper     +   Timothy Basil Ering
Steven Kellogg    +   Patricia MacLachlan
James Ransome

The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and the Cambridge Public Library are thrilled to announce our special program “The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books,” to be held Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 PM in the Kresge Auditorium at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We invite you to join us for this lively and informative event to discuss the NCBLA's newly published book, The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (Candlewick Press), as a springboard to a broader discussion about the writing and illustration processes employed by each of the program's participants in their own individual works.  

The program will feature renowned authors and illustrators for young people M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan, Katherine Paterson, and James Ransome in a roundtable discussion moderated by Mary Brigid Barrett, Executive Director of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance.

The program is free and open to the public. The suggested audience includes young people (ages 10 and above) and adults who love children’s books.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a new paperback for a child or teen to donate as a holiday gift to children and young adults in family shelters in Cambridge.

Books will be sold by Porter Square Books before and after the presentation. Autographing will follow the presentation.

Wine and Cheese Reception with the Authors and Special Guests!
We also invite you to meet each of the participating authors and illustrators at a ticketed, adults-only Wine and Cheese Reception to take place in Room 307 of the Stratton Center from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. The reception will include a Book Basket Raffle and Silent Auction.

A limited number of tickets are available for the reception. Don't miss out! Order your tickets today!

For complete information about the "Exquisite Conversation" program and reception, including ticket purchases, click here.

What Is The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a progressive story game originally published on the Library of Congress' website as the foundation of a national reading and writing initiative, created by The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is now available in paperback and hardback from Candlewick Press. It is also available on audio.

To learn more about The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, click here.
To check out the NCBLA's extensive online educational resources that support The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (including supplemental articles, classroom activities, reading lists, art activities, discussion questions, and more!), click here.

And, to check out the Exquisite Prompt Redux Writing Challenge for students in grades K-12 from Reading Rockets and, click here!

Ask for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure at a bookstore or library near you!