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Chase Lecture 2010

Schmidt.jpgGary Schmidt will deliver the 2010 annual Chase Lecture on Wednesday, May 5th, at 4:30 pm in 120 Andersen Library, when he will speak about "How American Children's Literature Became American, and Why that Desperately Matters Today."

Schmidt is the author of thirty-five books, ranging from literary criticism to biography to works for child readers. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars have won Newbery Honors, with Lizzie Bright also receiving a Printz Honor. He teaches children's literature, medieval literature, and creative writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, and, in the summer, is on the graduate faculty of Hamline University, where he teaches in the MFA for Writers of Children's Literature program. He lives in an 1830s house that is heated with wood--and he is mightily glad that spring is coming.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Children's Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota. Book sales courtesy of The Red Balloon Bookshop.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located at 222 - 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Parking map: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/EALib/index.html
For additional information contact Cathy Zemke at zemke001@umn.edu or Dr.Lee Galda at galda001@umn.edu

Schmidt is the author of thirty-five books, ranging from literary criticism to biography to works for child readers. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars have won Newbery Honors, with Lizzie Bright also receiving a Printz Honor. He teaches children's literature, medieval literature, and creative writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, and, in the summer, is on the graduate faculty of Hamline University, where he teaches in the MFA for Writers of Children's Literature program. He lives in an 1830s house that is heated with wood--and he is mightily glad that spring is coming.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Children's Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota. Book sales courtesy of The Red Balloon Bookshop.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located at 222 - 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Parking map: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/EALib/index.html
For additional information contact Cathy Zemke at zemke001@umn.edu or Dr.Lee Galda at galda001@umn.edu

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