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Naomi C. Chase Lecture on Children’s Literature, featuring Jane Yolen

April 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm


What: Naomi C. Chase Lecture on Children’s Literature, featuring Jane Yolen
When: Thursday, April 17, Reception at 5:00 p.m., Lecture at 5:45 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

Author Jane Yolen will present the 2014 Chase Lecture, “Break through into Faerie: A meditation on the Surprising Rise of Faerie Tale Related Books, Poetry, Magazines,Conventions, TV, Movies, Games, and Ephemera.”


Event details 


5:00 – 5:45 Reception

5:45 – 6:30 Lecture by Jane Yolen

6:30 – 7:00 Q&A

7:00 – 8:15 Book Signing

Continuing Education Credits will be available at the registration table.

Jane Yolen, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is the author of over 300 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. The books range from rhymed picture books and baby board books, through middle grade fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, and up to novels, graphic novels, and story collections for young adults and adults.

Her books and stories have won an assortment of awards—two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite Award, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award, among others. She is also the winner (for body of work) of the Kerlan Award and the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal, and named a Grand Master for both the Science Fiction Poetry Assn., and the World Fantasy Assn. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates. For more information about Jane Yolen, please visit her website.


This annual event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the College of Education and Human Development, the University of Minnesota, Kerlan Friends, and the Children’s Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries.


Questions may be directed to Emily Midkiff midki003@umn.edu.


April 17, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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