Monday, November 23, 2015

Best Selling Authors Jane Yolen and Mira Bartok Are Here December 3, 2015!

Mira Bartok
Caption--Award winning authors, Mira Bartók and Jane Yolen will be coming to the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange on Thursday, December 3. Bartók is the author of The Memory Palace, the 2012 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the soon to be released book and movie, The Wonderling. Yolen is the author of over 300 books for adults, young adults and children, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Jane Yolen

On Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm, the Moore-Leland Library in the village of North Orange will welcome award winning authors Mira Bartók and Jane Yolen for an intimate evening of conversation and readings for adults. 
Artist and writer Mira Bartók is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Memory Palace, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her writing has been noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in MORE Magazine, Psychology Today, and several literary magazines and anthologies. Ms. Bartók has received numerous grants and awards from many organizations, including the United States Fulbright Program, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and Pen-American, among others. She has also written and illustrated many books for children. The first book in her middle grade fantasy series, The Wonderling, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press in 2017. The first in The Wonderling film series (produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Stephen Daldry) will be in cinemas in 2018. 
Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others. 
Selected books from both authors and prints of Ms. Bartók artwork will be offered for sale and the authors will be available to sign book purchases directly after the presentation. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries and refreshments will be served. For more information and/or directions to the Moore-Leland, please call the library at 978-544-2495 or go to Seating is limited, so call or drop by the Wheeler Memorial or Moore-Leland Library to register.

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