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The Golden Age of Children's Literature

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Friday, August 23, 2024
10:30 a.m. - noon
Readers and Writers Week

Award-winning authors and literary experts lead conversations that explore and celebrate the written word and its power across cultures and throughout time.


The Golden Age of Children's Literature

The "Golden Age" of children's literature (roughly 1850s-1910s) marked a period of innovation and creativity in children's books, giving rise to many enduring classics that continue to captivate and inspire generations of readers. In this conversation moderated by director, teacher, and actor Allen MacInnis, acclaimed children's author, including the Silverwing series, Kenneth Oppel and expert in young people 's texts and cultures, Professor Mavis Reimer from the University of Winnipeg will discuss the pivotal role writers like J.M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan) and his counterparts played in shaping the way we think about and create literature for young readers.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.


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