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The Voyage of the Reader: Using Children’s Books to Create a Lifelong Love of Reading


April 29 | Instituto Cervantes | NYC

With Mary Ann Hoberman, Francine Prose, Meir Shalev, and Vera B. Williams; moderated by Benjamin D. Schrank

How do authors create and hold on to young readers in the electronic world? Three distinguished panelists—Vera B. Williams, an award-winning author and illustrator; Mary Ann Hoberman, the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate; and Francine Prose, the award-winning author of picture books, children’s, young adult, and adult novels—offer their expertise.

Cosponsored by Instituto Cervantes and the Consulate General of Spain

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PEN Blogs

 Peter Fogtdal:
Using Children’s Books to Create a Lifeloving Love of Reading was a great event. Why it attracted the oldest crowd in the history of World Voices, I have no idea, but  maybe it’s because we’re all stuck in our youth. [More]

 Lyn Miller-Lachmann:
When I visited my family in Houston last month, I found that my soon to be 75-year-old mother was the only one in her social circle who had not yet purchased a Kindle. [More]

 Anne Landsman:
The event was “The Voyage of the Reader: Using Children’s Books to Create a Lifelong Love of Reading” with participants Meir Shalev, Francine Prose, Vera Williams and Mary Ann Hoberman, moderated by Benjamin Schrank. [More]

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