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The Family Business: The Yolen-Stemples Literary World, to the (Owl) Moon and Beyond
March 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reading and discussion with Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple
From Owl Moon to their latest, You Nest Here With Me, authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple’s art imitates life–though sometimes accidentally. Join Jane and Heidi for a discussion of what it’s like to live in family filled with storytellers and how living in such a creative family informs their writing.
Heidi Stemple didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.
Jane Yolen, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is the author of more than 350 books, ranging from picture books and baby board books, through middle grade fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, novels, graphic novels, story collections, and even cookbooks . Her books and stories have won many awards, including two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, nomination for the National Book Award, and Jewish Book Award. She also won the Kerlan Award and the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates.
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