Harding University to host Young Adult Author Series professional development workshop

The graduate reading program at Harding University will present its second Young Adult Author Series program Jan. 24-25. This professional development workshop will feature author and teacher Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Bartoletti is best known for her award-winning nonfiction work but also writes poetry, short stories, picture books and novels for young readers. White teaching eighth grade, Bartoletti published short stories, two picture books and an award-winning nonfiction book. After 18 years of teaching, she earned a doctorate in English from Binghamton University.

Although Bartoletti now writes full-time, she teaches graduate classes, leads writing workshops, and takes classes and workshops for fun. Bartoletti’s “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow” received the ALA Newbery Honor, and “Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 to 1850” received the ALA Robert F. Sibert Award for nonfiction, NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for nonfiction.

This professional development opportunity will include a Friday night meal, a Saturday morning continental breakfast, and an author information packet. Event prices include $125 for one event, $100 for two events, and $75 to attend three events.

For more information and to register, call 501-279-5322 or email yaas@harding.edu.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.