ALAN v23n3 - 1996 ALAN Workshop

Volume 23, Number 3
Spring 1996

1996 ALAN Workshop

Exploding the Canon

NCTE Fall Convention, Chicago
November 25 and 26, 1996

Program Chair: Arthea "Charlie" Reed , University of North Carolina, Ashville
Associate Chair: Gary Salvner , Youngstown State University (Ohio)

Workshop participants will hear well-known authors who have already exploded the canon and new voices who are likely to blaze trails and break through existing literary and publishing barriers. Lively, interactive small groups, designed for the classroom teacher, the English educator, and the librarian, will range from teaching poetry to adolescents to conducting research on adolescent literature.

Monday's Authors
Aiden Chambers (Toll Bridge, Dance on My Grave)
Thomas Dygard (Game Plan, Winning Kicker, The Rebounder)
James Bennett (Dakota Dream, The Squared Circle, I Can Hear the Mourning)
Will Weaver (Striking Out, Farm Team)
Carolyn Meyer (Gideon's People, Drummers of Jericho, White Lilacs)
Nikki Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet, Grand Mothers)
Bruce Brooks (The Moves Make the Man, Asylum for Nightface, What Hearts)
John Neufeld (Gaps in Stone Walls, Almost a Hero, Lisa, Bright & Dark)
Randy Powell (The Whistling Toilets, Dean Duffy, My Underrated Year)
A. C. LeMieux (Do Angels Sing the Blues?, The TV Guidance Counselor)
Theodore Taylor (Walking up a Rainbow, The Cay, Timothy of the Cay)
Avi (Man from the Sky, Smuggler's Island, Night Journeys, Encounter at Easton)

Tuesday's Authors
Julius Lester (To Be a Slave, This Strange New Feeling)
Judith Ortiz Cofer (An Island Like Yours: Stories from the Barrio)
Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory)
Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream, When I Was Puerto Rican)
Ann Rinaldi (The Blue Door, Broken Days, Wolf by the Ears, In My Father's House)
Terry Brooks (The King of Shannara, The Wishsong of Shannara )
Sharon Draper (Tears of a Tiger)
Rob Thomas (Rats Saw God)
Rich Wallace (Riding Time, Wrestling Sturbridge)
Michael Rosen (The Best of Michael Rosen)

NOTE: Annual ALAN Breakfast is on Saturday, November 23
Featured speakers are Norma Fox Mazer and Harry Mazer