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In Conversation: Brian Selznick

When: Saturday, May 5
Where: The School of Writing at The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St., New York City
What time: 3:30–5 p.m.

With Brian Selznick and David Levithan

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members or students with valid ID. Buy tickets to all three Dialogue Series events for $30/$25 PEN Members. Call (866) 811-4111or visit ovationtix.com

Co-sponsored by The New School for Social Research

How does one define children’s literature? Brian Selznick’s acclaimed work—including his book Hugo that spawned the Oscar nominated adaptation—illustrates the difficulty in assessing a genre in which adult and children’s literature slip so easily into one another. What separates the two? Can children’s literature speak to issues that literature written for adults cannot? Selznick speaks to this and many other topics pertaining to his work. 


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