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Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People: Katherine Paterson

The annual Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People will present children's author Katherine Paterson on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a reception and book-signing.  Copies of her books will be available for purchase.  The event is free and open to all.  Registration is strongly recommended.  [Sign Up] [View Poster]

The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors.  This year’s speaker Katherine Paterson has been a strong contributor to the body of literature written for youth for a long time.  She has written more than 30 books and has been awarded the Newbery Medal two times, the National Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. 

Past speakers of the series include children's authors/illustrators David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Tomie dePaola and Grace Lin.