That Kid in the Back Row - the One with the Red Shirt? He Matters


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  • Speaker: Gary Schmidt
  • Host Department: writers
  • Date: 04/10/2014
  • Time: 5:10 PM

  • Location: UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium

  • Gary Schmidt

    Gary Schmidt

  • Description:

    Gary Schmidt is the author of middle grade novels such as Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy, which won Nerwbery and Printz Honors; The Wednesday Wars, which won a Newbery Honor; and Okay for Now, a National Book Award Finalist and Children's Choice Award winner.  He lives in Alto, Michigan, on the old Buck farm, in a house built in the early 1830s; it provides, he thinks, inspiration.  He teaches writing, medieval literature, and children's literature at Calvin College, and is on the graduate faculty of Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children.