Crafting a Career as a Children?s or Young Adult Author?Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
February 8, 2010 | Cervantes Institute | NYC
With Brian Floca, Richard Peck, Jane O’Connor, and Marilyn Singer; moderated by David Levithan
What was it like to begin a career as a children’s or young adult author 20 or 30 years ago, and what challenges do young authors and aspiring writers face today? A panel of distinguished authors will discuss issues of subject matter, book censorship, access to publishers, and book promotion. How did writers confront these issues in the past, and how do they deal with them in the current publishing climate? What will children’s publishing be like tomorrow? Join moderator David Levithan, best-selling young adult author and Vice President and Editorial Director of Trade Publishing at Scholastic; award-winning author-illustrator Brian Floca; Newbery Medalist Richard Peck; Jane O’Connor, best-selling author of the Fancy Nancy picture books and Editor-at-Large at Penguin Books for Young Readers; and award-winning author of poetry, novels, picture books, and non-fiction, Marilyn Singer.
There will be a booksigning after the panel.