Nationally renowned writers to speak at children’s and adolescents’ literature conference

Georgia school teachers will get a chance to learn from award−winning authors speaking at a…

Georgia (Mar 6, 2008) — Nationally renowned writers to speak at children’s and adolescents’ literature conference

Aixa Pascual

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Contact: Aixa M. Pascual‚ 678−797−2549 or apascual@kennesaw.edu

Nationally renowned writers to speak at children’s and adolescents’ literature conference
Evening reading is open to the public


KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 6‚ 2008) −− Georgia school teachers will get a chance to learn from award−winning authors speaking at a children’s and adolescents’ literature conference at Kennesaw State University March 27−28.

The 2008 Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents: Expanding the Boundaries of Literature‚ includes an evening reading open to the public Thursday‚ March 27 featuring Jack Gantos‚ author of the popular Joey Pigza and Rotten Ralph adventurous cat books series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk starts at 7 p.m.

On March 27‚ the focus is on literature for students in middle and secondary school. Keynote speakers include Gantos; Robert Lipsyte‚ a former New York Times sports writer and author of sports novels such as “Raiders Night” and “The Contender”; and Peter Bowerman‚ who wrote “The Well−Fed Writer” series. On Friday‚ March 28‚ the focus will be on elementary school literature. Keynote speakers are Gantos; Robert D. San Souci‚ writer of children's books inspired on traditional tales from around the world‚ such as “Dare to be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill” and “Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Story;” and Debbi Chocolate‚ author of “Talk‚ Talk: An Ashanti Legend” and “The Piano Man.” Breakout sessions will follow.

The conference will be held at the KSU Center for Continuing Education at 3333 George Busbee Drive‚ Kennesaw.

For registration‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/education/eece/childlit.

Media coverage is welcome‚ and news media representatives are asked to contact Aixa M. Pascual at 678−797−2549 or apascual@kennesaw.edu.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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