Friday, December 2, 2011

Join Us TOMORROW for "The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books!"

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
Mary Brigid Barrett, Moderator 
Author and illustrator
Steven Kellogg
The Cambridge Public Library, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance invite you to join us tomorrow, December 3 at MIT for an afternoon of literary events designed for everyone who loves literature for young people--and the authors and illustrators who create it! 

Author Katherine Paterson
Tomorrow's afternoon of events begins with a lively roundtable discussion featuring some of America's most gifted storytellers and illustrators: M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan, James Ransome, and Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, at 1:00 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium

Author M. T. Anderson
This presentation is FREE and open to the public.  Everyone who loves literature for young people and would enjoy learning more about the creative process, writing, and narrative illustration (including kids 10 and older) is welcome! No registration or ticket is required. 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.

Saturday's Schedule of
Exquisite Conversation
Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Book Sale by Porter Square Books in lobby of Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue.
1:00 - 2:20 p.m.: Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books! Presentation in Kresge Auditorium.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Book Sale and Autographing in lobby of Kresge Auditorium.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception with the Authors, Illustrators, and Special Guests, including Silent Auction, in Room 307 on the third floor mezzanine of the Stratton Center, a short walk from Kresge. Tickets are required. Read below for more information and to buy tickets.

Wine and Cheese Reception
with the Authors and Illustrators!
Auction Item:
Sketch by Chris Van Dusen
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Stratton Center, the NCBLA invites you to our ticketed, adults-only Wine and Cheese Reception with the authors and special guests! Here you can meet each of the participating authors and illustrators and ask each of them the questions you've always wondered about!

Auction Item:
Illustration by Timothy Basil Ering
Included in the reception is the Silent Auction, featuring an exciting and diverse collection of themed book baskets; manuscript critiques from editors at Candlewick Press, Houghton Mifflin, and Curtis Brown; sketches and illustrations by David Macaulay, Timothy Basil Ering, Chris Van Dusen, and Trina Schart Hyman; and MORE!

All Silent Auction items and their complete descriptions will be on display at the Wine and Cheese Reception beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 in Room 307 of the Stratton Center at MIT.

Tickets are still available for the Wine and Cheese Reception!

Click here to order your tickets for the Wine and Cheese Reception now. And please note that the NCBLA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Ticket purchases are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law. 
For complete information about all the Exquisite Conversation events, including ticket purchases for the Wine and Cheese Reception, click here. For directions to the event venues at MIT, click here.