November 07, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik 

Jen Bryant and SamLEWISBURG, Pa. — Children's author Jen Bryant will give the talk, "Writing and Creativity for Children," Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is most suitable for ages 4-11. Bryant will explain her writing process and read from her books. Cookies and milk will be served.

Bryant writes biographies, novels and poems for readers of all ages. A River of Words, her biography of the poet-doctor William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, received a Caldecott Honor in 2009. Her latest book, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, received four starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Her historical novels in verse include RINGSIDE 1925, Pieces of Georgia, The Trial and Kaleidoscope Eyes.

Bryant has taught writing and literature at West Chester University and Bryn Mawr College and gives workshops and school presentations throughout the year.

This and all Stadler Center Writers Series events are free and open to the public. For more information on the series and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry, visit, email or call 577-1853.