registration

for Friday, October 18, 2019

 

Please Read: This year the VCBF is registering by session rather than the entire day. Our system requires that each class be registered separately using the classroom teacher’s email. Below you will find the sessions with a ‘register’ button for each. If one person is handling the registration for their entire school, you will need to register each classroom separately for each session they wish to attend, using the classroom teacher’s email. If you have questions, or need assistance please email registration@vachildrensbookfestival.org

 

Session 1

9:30am-10:30am

Session 2

10:45am-11:45am

session 3

1:15pm-2:00pm

Lunch

Lunch time is built in between sessions 2 & 3. You may eat lunch at the site of your second session or on any one of Longwood’s beautiful lawns, weather permitting. VCBF attendees are not permitted to eat in Longwood’s dining hall.

 

vcbf book store

The VCBF book store is operated by Chop Suey Books and is located in the lower level of Lankford. The book store will be open all day, but book store time is built in for your day between sessions 2 & 3. Once you are done at the book store and book signings, there will be activities behind Lankford for VCBF attendees. 

book signings 

Authors will be signing books in the lower level of Lankford directly next to our festival book store. Authors have to eat lunch too, so book signings will occur from 12:30pm-1:00pm. We ask that you DO NOT ask authors to sign books at the end of their sessions, as they must immediately prepare for their next program and time is very limited.

ada accommodations

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (434) 395-2391 or disabilityresources@longwood.edu.

Session 1- 9:30am-10:30am

Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia

Join living legend Katherine Paterson for this very special event. Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

sponsored by Robin and Ellery Sedgwick

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

All

Jarman Auditorium

Registration Capacity: 944

Tui Sutherland
Wings of Fire

No one knows when stories of dragons were first told, but they’ve been around since at least ancient Greece. There are seven known dragon tribes in the “Wings of Fire” series. How does Tui create such distinct characters, and why do kids love dragons so much?

sponsored by anonymous

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Upper Elementary & Middle

Blackwell Ballroom

Registration Capacity: 450

Jay coles
what is justice? 

Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

sponsored by Larissa Smith and John Miller

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

YA

Dorrill Lee Grand

Registration Capacity: 360

tim ering
Sensory Sensitive Sessions

Tim Ering’s illustrations are legendary at the VCBF (and all over!). Join Tim for a special sensory sensitive program at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services. Special registration required through SHLS. Limited registration. Registration is for the full day. 

For more information contact Caitlin Frank at frankcf@longwood.edu

sponsored by Brad and Virginia Watson and Helton House

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Elementary & Upper Elementary

Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services

Registration Capacity: 40

Lamar Giles
Let’s talk about our favorite comic books

Join comic expert Lamar Giles to discuss your favorite comic book, what you love about them, and what characters you would put in your own comic book.

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Greenwood Atrium

Registration Capacity: 90

Padma Venkatraman
What is a home?

Life is harsh in Chennai’s teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter–and friendship–on an abandoned bridge. Join Padma to make bead necklaces just like Viji and Rukku.

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Maugans Virginia Room

Registration Capacity: 50

Pablo Cartaya
What if i don’t speak spanish? 

What happens when you get sent to a country you don’t know (but should) and don’t speak the language (but should)? Meet Marcus Vega, whose incredible journey of discovery changes his life. 

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle 

Lankford Ballroom

Registration Capacity: 170

Tiffany Jackson & Malik 16
hip Hop in children’s literature (2 day program)

Join author Tiffany Jackson, rapper Malik 16, and cinematographer Mark Raker for this two-day program in which kids write their own hip hop pieces based on Jackson’s “Let Me Hear a Rhyme,” and make a music video with Mark Raker.

Registration is limited. Registration is for the full day. 

sponsored by the Moton Museum

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

YA

Moton Museum

Registration Capacity: 50

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

on the Road: VMFA artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

sponsored by the VMFA

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Upper Elementary & Middle

Race Street Parking Lot

Registration Capacity: 27

Session 2- 10:45am-11:45am

Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia: A Personal Conversation

Join living legend Katherine Paterson for this very special event. Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

sponsored by Robin and Ellery Sedgwick

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

All

Martinelli

Registration Capacity: 100

Tui Sutherland
Wings of Fire

No one knows when stories of dragons were first told, but they’ve been around since at least ancient Greece. There are seven known dragon tribes in the “Wings of Fire” series. How does Tui create such distinct characters, and why do kids love dragons so much?

sponsored by anonymous

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Upper Elementary & Middle

Blackwell Ballroom

Registration Capacity: 450

Pablo Cartaya
Something’s Not right

Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It’s hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or Abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels.

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Virginia Room 

Registration Capacity: 50

Lamar Giles
The last Last Day of Summer

Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. When a mysterious man appears with a camera that freezes time, will Otto and Sheed be able to save their town before time stops for good?

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle

Dorrill Lee Grand

Registration Capacity: 360

Tiffany Jackson & Malik 16
hip Hop in children’s literature (2 day program)

Join author Tiffany Jackson, rapper Malik 16, and cinematographer Mark Raker for this two-day program in which kids write their own hip hop pieces based on Jackson’s “Let Me Hear a Rhyme,” and make a music video with Mark Raker.

Registration is limited. Registration is for the full day. 

sponsored by the Moton Museum

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

YA

Moton Museum

Registration Capacity: 50

Padma Venkatraman
What is a home?

Life is harsh in Chennai’s teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter–and friendship–on an abandoned bridge. Join Padma to make bead necklaces just like Viji and Rukku.

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Dorrill Nance

Registration Capacity: 135

tim ering
Sensory Sensitive Sessions

Tim Ering’s illustrations are legendary at the VCBF (and all over!). Join Tim for a special sensory sensitive program at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services. Special registration required through SHLS. Limited registration. Registration is for the full day. 

For more information contact Caitlin Frank at frankcf@longwood.edu

sponsored by Brad and Virginia Watson and Helton House

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Elementary & Upper Elementary

Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services

Registration Capacity: 40

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

on the Road: VMFA artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

sponsored by the VMFA

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Upper Elementary & Middle

Race Street Parking Lot

Registration Capacity: 27

Session 3- 1:15pm-2:00pm

tui sutherland
Create a dragon tribe workshop

Each of Tui’s seven dragon tribes have distinct abilities and characteristics. From telepathy to frostbreath, the dragon powers in Wings of Fire are incredible and imaginative. Join Wings of Fire superfans to create your own dragon tribe with its own special abilities.

sponsored by anonymous

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle

Jarman

Registration Capacity: 943

Padma venkatraman
writing your home: a workshop

So what if it’s not perfect? Your home is your home, and something must make it unique and special. Learn how to write about your home with Padma. 

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Martinelli Board Room

Registration Capacity: 157

Pablo Cartaya
You Write You

A writing workshop about what it really means to be a kid with award-winning author Pablo Cartaya.

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Lankford Ballroom

Registration Capacity: 170

Tiffany Jackson & Malik 16
hip Hop in children’s literature (2 day program)

Join author Tiffany Jackson, rapper Malik 16, and cinematographer Mark Raker for this two-day program in which kids write their own hip hop pieces based on Jackson’s “Let Me Hear a Rhyme,” and make a music video with Mark Raker.

Registration is limited. Registration is for the full day. 

sponsored by the Moton Museum

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

YA

Moton Museum

Registration Capacity: 50

Lamar Giles
Thriller Fiction Storystarters: A workshop

Mysteries and thrillers are democratic – appealing to most people at some point. While adult mystery novels usually have detectives at work at solving mysteries, in teen novels it is often an average teen with an inquisitive nature–someone who is a true amateur, but not lacking in action and intensity. Join the master of teen thriller fiction, Lamar Giles, to start your own thriller.

sponsored by Pam Holley

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Middle & YA

Dorrill Lee Grande

Registration Capacity: 360

tim ering
Sensory Sensitive Sessions

Tim Ering’s illustrations are legendary at the VCBF (and all over!). Join Tim for a special sensory sensitive program at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services. Special registration required through SHLS. Limited registration. Registration is for the full day. 

For more information contact Caitlin Frank at frankcf@longwood.edu

sponsored by Brad and Virginia Watson

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Elementary & Upper Elementary

Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services

Registration Capacity: 40

Jay coles
what is justice? 

Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

sponsored by Larissa Smith and John Miller

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

YA

Dorrill Nance

Registration Capacity: 135

jay cooper and monty montgomery
Livemural painting

Come paint this year’s VCBF mural with Monty and Jay! It’s all about robots!

Sponsored by Carolyn Wells and made possible with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

All

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Registration Capacity: 40

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

on the Road: VMFA artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

sponsored by the VMFA

Grade Level, Location & Capacity

Upper Elementary & Middle

Race Street Parking Lot

Registration Capacity: 27

questions about registration?

contact Shannon Nusbaum at shannon@vachildrensbookfestival.org 

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