Doors to the World 2017 Summer Institute: East Asia!, a global literacy initiative for educators, invites the public to join us for two special cultural events in July. Both events are free and all are welcome. Visit the Doors to the World website for more information about our program.
Holly Thompson Author Talk
July 10, 7p to 9p at Hampshire College
Holly Thompson will talk about her writing and issues relating to crossing cultures in children's literature. Thompson is author of the young adult verse novels Falling into the Dragon's Mouth (Holt/Macmillan 2016), The Language Inside (Delacorte/Penguin Random House 2013), and Orchards (Delacorte/Penguin Random House 2011), the picture book The Wakame Gatherers (Shen’s/Lee & Low, 2007) and other books. She serves as a regional advisor for the Japan chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University in Japan.
Talk will take place in the West Lecture Hall in Franklin Patterson Hall.
July 11, 6p to 8p in the Jones Library Woodbury Room
Join us for a family celebration of the East Asian tradition of Tananbata. Featuring stories, crafts, and snacks from China, Japan, and Korea, as well as a special storytelling presentation by Motoko. Children of all ages welcome!