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2014 Naomi C. Chase Lecture on Children's Literature featuring Author Jane Yolen

Date: 04/17/2014

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Location: Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free

Description:

Break through into Faerie: A meditation on the Surprising Rise of Faerie Tale Related Books, Poetry, Magazines,Conventions, TV, Movies, Games, and Ephemera

Jane Yolen, often called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of over 300 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. The books range from rhymed picture books and baby board books, through middle grade fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, and up to novels, graphic novels, and story collections for young adults and adults.

Her books and stories have won an assortment of awards—two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite Award, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award, among others. She is also the winner (for body of work) of the Kerlan Award and the Catholic Library's Regina Medal, and named a Grand Master for both the Science Fiction Poetry Assn., and the World Fantasy Assn. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates.

5:00-5:45 pm: Reception

5:45-6:30 pm: Lecture by Jane Yolen, "Break through into Faerie: A Meditation on the Surprising Rise of Faerie Tale Related Books, Poetry, Magazines,Conventions, TV, Movies, Games, and Ephemera."

6:30-7:00 pm: Question and Answer session

7:00-8:15 pm: Book signing

Continuing Education Credits will be available at the registration table.

RSVP.

Contact:

  • Name: Marek Oziewicz
  • E-mail: mco@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: College of Education and Human Development

More information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/Events/Chase.html

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Services.

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