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Middle Ground Book Fest

A different kind of literary festival

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Middle Ground Book Fest is a free virtual event that brings authors, educators, librarians, and book lovers together in a fun and safe space where they can learn from one another and find new ways to inspire the 8-14 year old reader.

The festival consists of panels featuring middle grade authors as well as teachers and librarians.

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August 7th Panels

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9:00am

Welcome to Middle Ground Book Fest

Welcome to Middle Ground Book Fest panel

with Shannon Doleski, Janae Marks, Lorien Lawrence, and Tanya Guerrero


10:00am

Fear and Fascination: the Enduring Love for Witches in Middle Grade

Fear and Fascination: the Enduring Love for Witches in Middle Grade panel

with Karah Sutton, Julie Abe, Graci Kim, Ash Van Otterloo and Lorien Lawrence (moderator)


11:00am

Building an Immersive Fantastical World from Familiar and Real World Inspiration

Building an Immersive Fantastical World from Familiar and Real World Inspiration panel

with Alexis Ennis, Kaela Rivera, Alysa Wishingrad, Alyssa Colman, Shakirah Bourne, and G.Z. Schmidt


12:00pm

Encouraging Courageous Conversations on Incarceration with Middle-Graders

Encouraging Courageous Conversations on Incarceration with Middle-Graders panel

with Janae Marks, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Leslie Connor, Padma Venkatraman, and Lesley Roessing (moderator)

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:00am EDT
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