Thursday, February 21, 2008

Teen Literature Seminar

Teen Literature Seminar Features Sharon Flake and Angela Johnson

Kalamazoo Public Library's 6th annual teen literature seminar on March 14, 2008, explores how to keep "Teens on Track" at the Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University.

At the daylong seminar, award-winning and very popular teen authors Sharon G. Flake and Angela Johnson will share the inside story of their work and describe how their books resonate with teens. Michael Cart will cover the use of literature as a bridge to teen patrons—both historically and today. Librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan will review books that keep teens on track. Area teens will reveal, in their own words, how they feel about the future and what we can do to make it better for them. Flake's, Johnson's and Cart's books will be available for sale and signing.

The seminar runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The registration fee of $35 includes lunch. College students with valid ID may attend the seminar for $15, including lunch, or $5 for seminar only. Register online at or call Kalamazoo Public Library’s Teen Services at 269-553-7807. This seminar is designed for anyone who lives or works with teens: librarians, teachers, parents, counselors, youth group leaders, and college students preparing to serve teens.

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