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Evanston Public Library series to feature panel on children’s publishing

Marissa Page, City Editor

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The Evanston Public Library will host a panel on children’s literature Feb. 13 moderated by children’s author and book reviewer Betsy Bird.

The program, “Publishing Children’s Books in the 21st Century,” is part of the library’s new Literary Salon series centered around children’s literature, which launched at the beginning of the year with a presentation from Bookends and Beginnings co-owner Jeff Garrett. Bird, who joined EPL last summer as the library’s collection development manager, leads the monthly program.

The panel will feature literary agent Gemma Cooper; author Sara Shacter, assistant regional adviser for the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; author Eileen Meyer, SCBWI’s network representative; and Terri Murphy, illustrator coordinator for SCBWI.

The participants will discuss the trials and tribulations of children’s literature, including how to approach writing and publishing books for kids, EPL announced in a news release.

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