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The Florida Keys & Key West: News Flash

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16TH ANNUAL KEY WEST LITERARY SEMINAR SET FOR JAN. 8-11, 1998
"Once Upon a Time: Children's Literature in the Late 20th Century"
Schedule of Events
A special exhibit featuring work of seminar panelists Laurent de Brunhoff, Jerry Pinkney, Rosemary Wells and Nancy Willard opens Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Lucky Street Gallery, 1120 Whitehead St. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Thursday, Jan. 8
1-5 p.m. Seminar registration at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
2 and 4 p.m. Literary walking tours. One-hour, one-mile walk provides an intimate glimpse into the writers of Key West. Meet outside Hemingway Home & Museum, 907 Whitehead St., or outside Heritage House, 410 Caroline St. A different tour will be offered from each location.
7:30 p.m. Welcome by David Ethridge, seminar president, at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Followed by the 1998 John Hersey Memorial Lecture by E.L. Konigsburg.
9 p.m. Reception and conversations with E.L. Konigsburg at the Wreckers' Museum - the Oldest House, 322 Duval St.
Friday, Jan. 9
9 a.m. Complimentary coffee and pastries at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
10 a.m. "Entering the World of Children and Young Adults - How and Why I Write: A Look at the Writing/Illustrating Process" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Elizabeth Keyser moderates a discussion with Arnold Adoff, Bruce Coville, Paula Danziger, Jerry Pinkney and Nancy Willard.
Noon Lunch break.
1:30 p.m. "Language in the 21st Century: Political Censorship/Political Correctness" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Discussion with Judy Blume, Joseph Bruchac, Richard Jackson, Richard Peck and Jane Yolen.
4 p.m. Richard Wilbur reads children's poetry from his "Opposites and More Opposites" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
4:30-5:30 p.m. High tea with Richard Wilbur at Top of the La Conch, Holiday Inn La Concha, 430 Duval St.
8-9:30 p.m. "A Writer's Re-Visioning: A Metaphor for Then and Now" Reading and discussion with Virginia Hamilton at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
10 p.m. Storytelling with Joseph Bruchac and Katharyn Howd Machan. Joseph Bruchac is to tell traditional Native American folk tales and Katharyn Howd Machan is to portray "Zajal, the Sugarplum Fairy" in a story dance performance.
Saturday, Jan. 10
9 a.m. Complimentary coffee and pastries at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
10 a.m. "Wild Imaginings: The Uses and Abuses of Fear and Fantasy" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Eden Lipson moderates a discussion with Bruce Coville, Lois Kuznets, Richard Peck, Jane Yolen, Nancy Willard and Rosemary Wells.
Noon Lunch break.
1:30 p.m. "Children's Literature as a Subversive Activity: What are the Stories We're Telling our Children? Whose Stories are They? What Values do These Stories Reflect?" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Elizabeth Keyser moderates a discussion with Virginia Hamilton, Perry Nodelman, Arnold Adoff, Paula Danziger, Rosemary Wells and Nancy Willard.
4 p.m. The Story of Babar by Laurent de Brunhoff at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
5 p.m. Afternoon tea with Laurent de Brunhoff at Top of the La Conch, Holiday Inn La Concha, 430 Duval St.
7-9 p.m. "Values in Crisis: How to Reach Children and Young Adults in the Late 20th Century? Can We Inculcate Values? Are our Values Being Driven by the Marketplace?" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Eden Lipson moderates a discussion with Judy Blume, Joseph Bruchac, Lois Kuznets, Richard Jackson, Perry Nodelman and Jerry Pinkney. (This is a Florida Humanities Council Panel. It is open and free to the public on this evening and will be repeated Sunday for seminar participants only.)
9-11 p.m. Reception with the authors at the East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. (Trolley service provided free of charge from the San Carlos Institute at 8:45 p.m.)
Sunday, Jan. 11
9 a.m. Complimentary coffee and pastries at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.
10 a.m. "Values in Crisis: How to Reach Children and Young Adults in the Late 20th Century? Can We Inculcate Values? Are our Values Being Driven by the Marketplace?" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Eden Lipson moderates a discussion with Judy Blume, Joseph Bruchac, Lois Kuznets, Richard Jackson, Perry Nodelman and Jerry Pinkney.
12:15-1:45 p.m. Reception at the Monroe County Library, 700 Fleming St., sponsored by the Friends of Library.
2 p.m. "Children's Literature as a Subversive Activity: What are the Stories We're Telling our Children? Whose Stories are They? What Values do These Stories Reflect?" at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Elizabeth Keyser moderates a discussion with Virginia Hamilton, Perry Nodelman, Arnold Adoff, Paula Danziger, Rosemary Wells and Nancy Willard.
For complete details, write the Key West Literary Seminar at 419 Petronia St., Key West, FL 33040. Call toll-free 1-888-293-9291; or e-mail the seminar at keywest@seacoast.com. For Key West accommodations information, call 1-800-LAST-KEY.
 

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