Pine Manor College’s Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program and The Foundation for Children’s Books are co-hosting 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 on Saturday, November 5th at PMC from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the Pine Manor College campus.

The conference will feature illustrator Bryan Collier, winner of the Caldecott Honor Award and the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 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. The conference includes new books from the Children’s Book Shop, book sales and signing.

Solstice has partnered with The Foundation for Children’s Books (FCB), a nonprofit organization that cultivates children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by igniting in them a love of good books. Solstice is also offering four $1,000 fellowships for writers.  Applications due Oct. 14th.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

8:30 a.m.:  Registration, coffee & book sale

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Program

NEW THIS YEAR: Lower fees, free parking and a new location!

Founders Room, Ferry Administration Building, Pine Manor College. Go to www.pmc.edu/directions for directions to 400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill. Free parking available.

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