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Thursday, March 24, 2011

not your parents' comics - Sunday April 3rd in LA

On Sunday, April 3rd, the Western Regional AJL Conference on Jewish Literature for Children will be held at the American Jewish University Conference Center in Los Angeles.

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10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

Price: $55 ; additional $45 manuscript consult

Featured Speakers:

Sid Jacobson was editor in chief at Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and was the executive editor at Marvel Comics. His collaborations with illustrator Ernie Colon include the fascinating 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, and the new illustrated biography of Anne Frank entitled, Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography.

William J. Rubin is the executive editor of Nachshon Press and the
chief architect of the National Jewish Book Award winner, Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel.

Barry Deutsch is the 2011 Sydney Taylor Award winner for Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword.

Anastasia Betts is a well-known education professional with an expertise in graphic literature.

10:00 AM Registration and Bagels

10:30 AM Questions and Answers about graphic literature with authors
Sid Jacobson, Barry Deutsch and William Rubin

12:00 PM Buffet Lunch with special presentation by Sydney Taylor Award
winner Barry Deutsch

1:15 PM History of Graphic literature for children with Anastasia Betts

2:30 PM Literature marketplace and autographing by local children’s
literature authors

Manuscript consultations available

Conference will be held at American Jewish University,
15600 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles

Sponsored by Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library, Association of Jewish Libraries, AJLSC, and American Jewish University

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