Keene State College Celebrates Children's Literature with Festival Featuring Award-Winning Illustrators
Discussions with Illustrators Available; Unique Illustrations on Display
Keene, NH, October 17, 2011: Keene State College will celebrate children's literature during the 35th annual Children's Literature Festival this weekend. This adult program features speakers who are winners of the prestigious Caldecott Award, an award that is presented annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. When and where:Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 a.m. doors open; program begins at 9 a.m. For the full event schedule and to register, visit www.keene.edu/clf.
Registration takes place in Keene State College's Student Center lobby along with a breakfast reception.
Discussions with illustrators will be held during the closing reception from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Atrium of Rhodes Hall. Press interested in attending will be provided with a free pass. Please contact Kelly Ricaurte for your pass and interview logistics.
For attendees, conference registration is $82; registration for full-time college students is $41
Background: The annual Children's Literature Festival was started to promote a love of reading, and to provide an opportunity for registrants to learn how text and illustrations are created by published authors and illustrators. Knowledge gained at the Festival by attendees ultimately affects hundreds of students through the sharing of books and lessons learned.
The featured speakers for the 35th annual Festival are David Wiesner, one of only two people who have won the Caldecott Award three times since its inception in 1925; Harry Bliss, cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine; Bryan Collier, a repeat winner of the Caldecott Honor Award; Melissa Sweet, a Caldecott Award recipient and illustrator of more than 40 books; and E.B. Lewis, a Caldecott Honor Award winner and illustrator of several works, including one that earned him the Coretta Scott King Award - an award presented to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions.
The Children's Literature Festival Collection at Keene State College features several hundred original, one-of-a-kind works from almost 200 artists. The collection includes works such as an original by the English illustrator Kate Greenaway, framed with its original bill of sale in 1898 in London, cover art of Chris Raschka's Caldecott Award winning The Hello, Goodbye Window, Frog and Toad art by Arnold Lobel, and an illustration by Trina Schart Hyman from Hershel and the Hannukah Goblins. Tours of the Festival Gallery Collection with trained docents are now available to individuals and groups of all ages.
About Keene State College
Keene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society's challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit www.keene.edu.
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