Author/Educator Series

The Bear Pond Books Educator Series runs September through November for the fall series, and January through April for the spring.

We invite authors and professionals in the fields of writing, publishing, and education in for Saturday morning conversations with educators. Past topics have included learning language through picture books, researching family and place, historical fiction, and teaching creative nonfiction. Our Resources for Educators site contains articles about past talks, background information, resource links, and recommended book lists.

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Past Events in this Series:

March 15, 2020: Non-Fiction Picture Books & Pie!

April 11, 2020: "The Organic Artist for Kids" with Nick Neddo

April 11, 2020: "Sword in the Stars" Book Signing with Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

September 30, 2019: Exploring racism and Justice with Children's Books

October 5, 2019: Cultivating Allyship in School Culture

Nivember 30, 2019: Katherine Paterson Book Signing

April 27, 2019: The Young Adventurer's Guide Book Launch Party

April 26, 2019: King Arthur Space Prom w/Authors Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

March 16, 2019: Helping Kids Find a Safety Net

February 16, 2019: Making the Most Out of Author Visits

November 3, 2018: Lindsey Stoddard & Daphne Kalmar: Telling Vermont Stories, Then and Now

October 20, 2018: Kekla Magoon Book Launch: "The Season of Styx Malone"

October 6, 2018: Michelle Cusolito: Diving Deep Into Discovery Using Non-Fiction Picture Books

September 7, 2018: Will Alexander "Festival of Ghosts"

April 28, 2018: Picture Books & Project Based Learning w/Katy Farber

March 10, 2018: Book Launch Party for Salamander Sky

March 13, 2018: Transforming Trauma: How Sharing Stories Can Help Us Heal

September 23, 2017: Katherine Roy & Jason Chin Author Talk & Book Signing

September 30, 2017: Helping Students Discover Their Stories: Lessons from Authors in the Classroom

October 6, 2017: M.T. Anderson's "Landscape with Invisible Hand"

October 17, 2017: Kathy Johnson & Joan Dempsey Reading & Conversation: “This Is How It Begins”

October 24, 2017: Katherine Paterson Book Launch!

October 27, 2017: A Delightfully Ghostly Evening with Will Alexander

January 28, 2017 - Ready to Launch: Panel Discussion on YA Lit & the Alex Awards

February 18, 2017 - Don't Quit Your Day Job: A Working Writers Workshop 

April 8, 2017 - Girl Rising Film & Book Discussion with Tanya Stone