Fall Festival is almost here!
The fun starts Friday morning, October 9, 2009, with a book sale and light breakfast at the Hazlett Theater. The speakers will present, followed by a panel discussion. This year’s speakers are:
Local author JONAH WINTER, author of The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan
ERIC WIGHT, author of Frankie Pickle
and RACHEL GRIFFITHS editor of the 39 Clues books, cards and web content.
Lunch will be at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and will be followed by these workshops:
Writing with Pictures Animator-turned-author Eric Wight discusses the unique journey that led him from Hollywood to children’s publishing. He’ll also describe his creative process, the benefits and challenges of being both a writer and illustrator, as well as the educational potential of visual storytelling, complete with live demonstrations of his craft.
Fight of the Century: The Editor vs. The Author. Rachel Griffiths, current defending champion of the Most Loved Editor title will be challenging Jonah Winter, current defending champion of the Most Passionate Author title to determine who, once and for all, the author or the editor, has most reason to complain endlessly about the other. You will see: double reverse whammies! You will see: passive aggressive behavior! You will see: eyebrow arching! You will see: pencils being slammed down on tables for dramatic effect!
You won’t want to miss Fall Festival 2009! Registration information is on the Children’s Museum website.