Children's Author to Address Art & Essay Conference at NEC
Noted children’s author, Glenn Currie, is the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Art and Essay Conference sponsored by the Friends of New England College Library on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The conference is free and open to the public and will be held in the Simon Center at New England College at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker.
Each year, the Art and Essay Conference celebrates the imagination and creativity of children from Henniker and the surrounding towns through writing and art. The theme for this year’s conference is “Daydreams,” and will explore the roles that dreaming and daydreaming play in our lives.
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is noted poet and children’s author, Glenn Currie. The Concord-based author of three books, Currie has successfully combined the experience and insight of an adult with the spontaneity and perspective of a child. His books, each of which is a collection of poems, incorporate underlying themes of compassion, irony, and humor, and demonstrate a mastery of the medium. His first two books, Daydreams and Riding in Boxcars, have been well received, and his third book, A Boy’s First Diary, published in 2007, is receiving critical acclaim.
For information, contact Meredith Bird-Miller, Assistant Professor of Education, at 603-428-2232.