Writing Boxes with Lisa Von Drasek

Saturday, October 14, 2023
Progress Center Youth Activity Area, 2-3pm

Join renowned children’s librarian Lisa Von Drasek for a drop-in session that’s bound to inspire your writing! Using simple tools and texts, Lisa has been inspiring kids to write comics, letters, memoirs, menus, maps, and more—just by putting crayon, pen, marker, and pencil to paper in this unique, hands-on activity. Geared for children and young adults from ages six to sixteen, though parents and caregivers are welcome too.

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature, an internationally recognized resource in the field of children’s literature located at the University of Minnesota. Formerly the Children’s Librarian of the Bank Street College of Education, Lisa was a teacher/librarian for pre-k through 8th grade as well as a teacher of children’s literature and book publishing at the graduate school level. She has reviewed children’s books for The New York Times, Shelf Awareness, and other publications, and blogs at Blue Ox Review. Lisa has served as a juror on the Caldecott Committee, the Newbery Committee, The Ezra Jack Keats Award, National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books, among others.