Want To Be A Writer?
Interested in Publishing?
History and Literature presents a conversation with
Elise Broach (author of MASTERPIECE) and Marie Rutkoski (author of THE CELESTIAL GLOBE)
Elise and Marie will discuss and answer questions about children's literature, the intersection of history and literature, creative writing, and publishing.
Time: 2-3pm, Friday, April 30, 2010
Location: Barker Center 110 (Thompson Room)
ELISE BROACH is the author of many picture books and three novels. Both When Dinosaurs Came with Everything and Masterpiece (currently a NY Times Bestseller) won the E. B. White Read Aloud Award of the Association of Booksellers for Children, and Shakespeare's Secret was an Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery. Elise holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University, and lives with her family in Connecticut, where she writes and serves in town government.
MARIE RUTKOSKI grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. In high school, she was a member of the Young Adult Advisory Board at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook. She later attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and also studied with Pulitzer Prize–winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Ms. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College. She lives in New York City.