Friday, November 07, 2008

Come See the Stupids Have a Ball!

On Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00PM, I'll be moderating a panel honoring James Marshall's contributions to children's literature. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin (who has recently published a revised and expanded collection of George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends), the Cambridge Public Library, The Foundation for Children's Books, MIT, and the Horn Book, the free event will take place at MIT's Stata Center (the wild Frank Gehry building) on Vassar Street in Cambridge.

Panelists include author-illustrators Susan Meddaugh and David Wiesner, former HB editor and Houghton publisher Anita Silvey, and Cambridge school librarian Susan Moynihan. We will be reminiscing about Jim (my own favorite story is unprintable but perhaps not unspeakable) and talking about his place in the canon, his legacy to children's literature, and how his books have fared among children. Hilarity, I hope, will ensue.

More information can be found at the Cambridge Public Library.

4 comments:

jgralley said...

Will we be able to view this sometime on the web? Thousands of us would LOVE to see this!

Jean,
a big G & M fan

Anonymous said...

...and Walter Lorraune? such a program wouldn't be complete without him!

Roger Sutton said...

I'll check, Jean. I think MIT will record it the way they did the Susan Cooper/Gregory Maguire thing I moderated.

Melinda said...

I was wondering how your story could be unprintable unless you and Marshall were speaking in Sanskrit. And even then, technically ....

I'm always up for a good, unprintable Marshall story. tee hee!