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Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
William Steig, Untitled ink drawing, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Friday, October 17, 2015
Note: Due to a glitch with the audio, we do not have the video of Friday's session. However, we did ask presenters to send us their remarks,
and we have here, in the PDF format, the remarks of those who responded to this request.

Keynote Address
Leonard S. Marcus, "An Art in the Making: The American Picture Book Comes of Age" (PDF)

"Remembering William Steig and Atha Tehon"
The session began with short clips from the following two videos: Getting to Know William Steig and A Visit with Rosemary Wells.

Next, the speakers, in order of presentation:
Rosemary Wells (remarks read by Leonard Marcus),   Steven Kellogg (remarks read by Lynne Farrington) (PDF),
Susan Jeffers (remarks read by Lynne Farrington) (PDF),   Susan Tehon,   Robert Sabuda  (PDF)  Sara Reynolds, (PDF) Jerry Pinkney,
Harry Bliss,  Nancy Leo Kelly,  Jeanne Steig,  Holly McGhee.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

  Session 1.  Authors / Illustrators. Andrea Immel (moderator), Matt Phelan, Robert Sabuda, Richard Egielski, Harry Bliss.

  Session 2. The Role of Collaboration - Publishers / Agents, etc. Lynne Farrington (moderator), Wesley Adams, Lily Malcolm, Holly McGhee.

  Session 3. Diversity in Children's Books. Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (moderator), Jerry Pinkney, Deborah Taylor.

  Session 4. The Future of Children's Books. Leonard Marcus (moderator), Lauri Hornik, Laurent Linn, Judy Schachner.



Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

For questions and queries, contact Lynne Farrington, Curator of Printed Books, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (lynne@upenn.edu; 215-746-5828).
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)