F146. Beyond Skirts and Pants: Considering Gender in Children's Picture Books
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Mary Quattlebaum is the author of twenty-five children's books, including picture books, novels, nonfiction, and poetry. She teaches in the MFA program in writing for children and young adults in the Vermont College of Fine Arts and frequently presents at schools.
J. Albert Mann is the author of five published middle grade and young adult novels. Her stories and poetry have appeared in Highlights for Children. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, where she also earned a Picture Book Intensive certificate.
Cate Berry is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut picture book is slated for publication. Ms. Berry's work combines humor and playfulness with subversive themes and situations. She is interested in challenging gender stereotypes within picture book animals and characters.
Leah Henderson is a writer, mentor, and avid traveler. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is off on her own, exploring spaces and places around the world. She is the author of the middle grade novel, One Shadow on the Wall and received her MFA from Spalding University.
Jonah Heller is a graduate of the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He works as an assistant editor for a children's trade book publisher.