Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 5, 2010

Crafting a Career In Children’s Writing

Crafting a Career as a Children’s or Young Adult Author—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

When: Monday, February 8
Where: Cervantes Institute, 211 East 49th St., New York City
What time: 7 p.m.

With Brian Floca, Richard Peck, Jane O’Connor, and Marilyn Singer; moderated by David Levithan

Free and open to the public

What was it like to begin a career as a children’s or young adult author 20 or 30 years ago, and what challenges do young authors and aspiring writers face today? A panel of distinguished authors will discuss issues of subject matter, book censorship, access to publishers, and book promotion. How did writers confront these issues in the past, and how do they deal with them in the current publishing climate? What will children’s publishing be like tomorrow? Join moderator David Levithan, best-selling young adult author and Vice President and Editorial Director of Trade Publishing at Scholastic; award-winning author-illustrator Brian Floca; Newbery Medalist Richard Peck; Jane O’Connor, best-selling author of the Fancy Nancy picture books and Editor-at-Large at Penguin Books for Young Readers; and award-winning author of poetry, novels, picture books, and non-fiction, Marilyn Singer.

There will be a booksigning after the panel.

PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

Telephone: (212) 334-1660
Fax: (212) 334-2181

The price is right, so if you are in the area, you  might want to consider attending.  If you do please let us know.



  1. This sounds so great, I wish it was taking place during the day ’cause I’d definitely go. Venturing into the city at night by myself requires more thought. I loved going to the Library last month so it’s whetted my appetite for this stuff even more, Kathy! lol


  2. Oh, NOW I see my avatar show up! I wasn’t logged in under simmerartist before (that was through my blog that I don’t have going yet). Ah HAH! lol


  3. Donna,

    I will make sure I keep an eye out for more things like this, just in case you can go.



    • Kathy, you are too kind. Only if you happen to come across anything and it dawns on you to post, obviously I’ll appreciate it 🙂 Thank you!


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