2015 Moderators

Children/Teens | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Moderators Listed in alphabetical order Robin Brenner Alternate Realities: Bringing Fictional Worlds to Life — Saturday 2:30 PM Robin Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. When not presenting programs and reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book,Library […]

2015 Poetry

Children/Teens | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Moderators Melissa Balmain Editors of Light: The Poetry of Melissa Balmain and Kevin Durkin — Saturday 10:00 AM Melissa Balmain is the editor of Light, the country’s oldest journal of humorous poetry, which she helped bring online after 20 years in print. (www.lightpoetrymagazine.com) Her new poetry collection, […]

2015 Nonfiction

Children/Teens | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Moderators Listed in alphabetical order Emerson Baker A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience — Saturday 11:00 AM Emerson “Tad” Baker is a professor of History at Salem State University. He is the award-winning author of many works on the history and archaeology […]

2015 Fiction

Children/Teens | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Moderators Listed in alphabetical order Peter Berkrot Listening to Literature — Saturday 10:30 AM A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot’s career spans four decades. Highlights include feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime’s Brotherhood, and appearances on America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. His voice can […]

2015 Children / Teens

Children | Teens | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Moderators Listed in alphabetical order Avi Avi: Writing for the Reader — Saturday 1:00 PM Alternate Realities: Bringing Fictional Worlds to Life — Saturday 2:30 PM Avi is part of a family of writers extending back into the 19th century. Born in 1937 and raised […]