[Chestnut Hill, MA, October 2011] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College and the Foundation for Children’s Books (FCB) will co-host the first in a series of biannual events, “What’s New in Children’s Books,” a half-day conference featuring authors, illustrators, and library and bookstore professionals. The conference takes place Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m.–noon in the Founder’s Room on the Pine Manor College campus, 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. There is plenty of free parking!
“What’s New in Children’s Books?” will feature illustrator Bryan Collier, winner of the Caldecott Honor Award and the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave; middle-grade and teen novel writer Mark Peter Hughes, whose book Lemonade Mouth is now a Disney Channel movie; Penny Noyce, doctor, educator, mother of five, and author of Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers; and Terry Schmitz, owner of the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline, MA. For full presenter bios, go to: http://www.thefcb.org/events/.
The conference includes coffee and refreshments, new books from the Children’s Book Shop, and book sales and signing. The conference costs $65 for the general public; $25 for students with a valid I.D.; and $40 for FCB institutional members. For a downloadable registration form, go to: http://www.thefcb.org/forms/.
ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE
As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.
Directions to Pine Manor College and more information about the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa.