Wyatt Townley has been named the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt will promote the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. Congratulations, Wyatt!
The Johnson County Library will host a reception for Elizabeth C. Bunce on Sunday, March 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Lackman Neighborhood Library. She’ll be honored for receiving the first ever American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award for her debut young adult novel, Curse Dark as Gold (Arthur A. Levine Books, March 208). Come listen to Elizabeth talk about Curse, enjoy refreshments and buy a copy of her amazing book. (Read more…)
Elizabeth C. Bunce’s A CURSE DARK AS GOLD wins the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award. 2009 is the first year for this award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The work cited will illuminate the teen experience and enrich the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by: compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration; the integrity of the work as a whole; and its proven or potential appeal to a wide range of teen readers.
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce and Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck continue to garner accolades! Both made the Cybils shortlist. Winners will be announced in early February. The Cybils is an online literary contest that lets the public nominate books on the Cybils blog. A group of respected children’s literature bloggers pick the finalists and winners. Find out more at the Cybils site.
Way to go, ladies! We can’t wait to see what the future brings for you both!
On December 1, 2008 Maybelle Goes to Tea made its appearance on the New York Public Library 2008 list of 100 Best Children’s Books to Read and Share. Congratulations, Katie! Wishing you and Maybelle many more years of wonderful storytelling!
Visit Katie at http://KatieSpeck.com