Author Jack Gantos Speaks on How to Craft Great Stories from Journals

Program Description:  We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish productive short stories.

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm

Recommended Audience: Children and adults of all ages

Jack Gantos is a John Newbery Medal Award winner and has written numerous books for children and adults of all ages some of which include the Joey Pigza series, Rotten Ralph series, Dead End in Norvelt, and Hole in my Life. His latest work, “Writing Radar”, will be the focus of this workshop.

The 11th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival is held Saturday, May 4, 2019 10am-3pm at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY.

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages. It is the largest children’s book festival in New York State hosting over 75 authors & illustrators every year.