Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 4BC, ACC
The Verse Novel for Young Readers
Program arranged by the forum GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Presiding: Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
1. “Drawing In and Pushing Back: The Verse Novel and the Problem of Distance,” Mike Cadden, Missouri Western State Univ.
2. “Why Aesthetics Matter: Discovering Poetry in the Verse Memoirs of Marilyn Nelson and Jacqueline Woodson,” Richard McDonnell Flynn, Georgia Southern Univ.
3. “What Can Verse Novels Tell Us about the Aesthetics of Poetry for Young Readers?” Karen Coats, Illinois State Univ.