Zolotow Lecture to Feature Rita Williams-Garcia November 7

Posted by Lisa Strand on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Events and Promotions

Join the CCBC on Wednesday evening, November 7 for the fifteenth annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, featuring Rita Williams-Garcia. The Zolotow lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the new Union South, Varsity 1 and 2, on the UW-Madison campus, 1308 W. Dayton Street, Madison.

Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of acclaimed works for older children and teens, including the Newbery honor book One Crazy Summer (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2010), No Laughter Here (HarperCollins, 2004), Like Sisters on the Homefront (Lodestar, 1995), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (Dutton, 1991).

This event is part of the 2012 Wisconsin Book Festival .

The lecture is free and open to the general public. No tickets are required.  There is parking available beneath Union South.

The annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture was established in 1998 by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The lecture was named to honor Charlotte Zolotow, a distinguished children's book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 65 picture books, including such classic works as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Harper, 1962) and William's Doll (Harper, 1972). Ms. Zolotow attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison on a writing scholarship from 1933-36 where she studied with Professor Helen C. White.

The lecture is sponsored by the CCBC and the Friends of the CCBC, Inc.

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