HARLEM BOOK FAIR'08
YOUNG READERS PAVILION
TMA (THURGOOD MARSHALL ACADEMY)
SATURDAY, JULY 19
12:30 1:30pm ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN'S BOOK: ONE ON ONE WITH THE EXPERTS (PANEL DISCUSSION)
Moderator: Irene Smalls
Panelists: Linda Trice (Kenya's Word); Troy Johnson (Founder of aalbc.com); Bernette Ford, Publisher ColorBridge Books; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator); Janet Hubert (J.G. and the B.C. Kids)
An expert panel featuring legal & marketing executives, book agents, illustrators and authors will take you through the world of producing a successful Children's book. The panel will discuss the "NEED TO KNOW" facets of how you produce and present your product for the general market as well as a detailed look into what the industry is looking for in their next best seller. This panel will also discuss a detailed overview of their job description and HOW THAT CAN HELP YOU. At the end of the discussion you'll have an opportunity to ask a question ONE-ON-ONE. This workshop is sponsored by HBF Publishing.
3:15 4:15pm COMIC BOOKS: WHAT'S THE STORY WITHIN THE STORY
Room TBA (WORKSHOP)
Facilitator: Jerry Craft (Mamasboyz)
Learn how to draw comics. What's the story behind Iron Man? What's the story behind The Hulk? Comic books and graphic novels are often the first access to reading for our youth. This workshop creates access to creative self-expression and enhances self-esteem.
3:00 4:00pm WRITING FOR THE YA MARKET: ONE ON ONE WITH THE EXPERTS
Room 303 (PANEL DISCUSSION)
Moderator: Clara Villarosa (Founder, Hue-Man Bookstore)
Panelists: Rita Garcia-Williams (No Laughter Here); Jaira Placide (Fresh Girl); Jennifer Burton (Topeka Heights)
Our children are still reading adult content; can you make a difference? If your product is creative, stimulating, identifies with the Young Adult niche market and is simply a great read this panel is for YOU! The panel will feature expert in the industry who will open the hidden chambers on how to stimulate the YA readers with age appropriate content. At the end have a chance to ask a question ONE-ON-ONE with an expert. This workshop is sponsored by HBF Publishing.