January 21, 2011
Graduate Reading Programs continue Picture Book Author Series
Searcy, Ark. — Harding Graduate Reading Programs will continue the Picture Book Author Series Feb. 4-5 featuring Phyllis Root. The 2010-11 series began in October.
The workshop will give students and teachers the opportunity to hear from the renowned author and gain insight on how to use her books in the classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Root by sharing a meal and going to a book signing following the sessions.
Root has composed more than 40 books, most of which are picture books. She won the Minnesota Book Award for her book, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Big Momma Makes the World. She has taught at several universities including University of Minnesota and Vermont College, as well as teaching at the Loft Literary Center.
The Picture Book Author Series will host one other event this semester featuring Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann March 4-5. Each event includes three sessions and book signings featuring the spotlighted authors. The nonrefundable cost is $125 for one event, $100 each for two events, or $75 each for three events if participants also attended the first event in October. Price includes a Friday night meal with the author, a Saturday continental breakfast, and author information packet. Students who attend any of the three conferences can receive three hours of graduate level credit from Harding for $375.
Call 501-279-5107 or e-mail PBAS.email@example.com for more information. Space is limited and operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots will not be held until payment is received.