This live panel event is available for members with full, extended, or time traveler admission levels.
Events can only be accessed on the date and time they become available. Panel Events open for questions 30 minutes before the session starts.
This event will remain accessible until March 1st for members with General and Full Admission, and March 22nd for members with Extended and Time Traveler Admission.
Supriya Kelkar is a screenwriter, illustrator, and award-winning author of several books including Ahimsa (Tu Books, 2017), Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame (Tu Books, 2021), The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh (Sterling, 2019), Bindu’s Bindis (Sterling, 2021), American as Paneer Pie (Aladdin, 2020), That Thing About Bollywood (Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2021), and more. Learn more at SupriyaKelkar.com
Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books where anything is possible!
Her picture book 7 Ate 9 won the 2018 Irma S. Black Award and the SCBWI Crystal Kite. She’s the author of Little Red Gliding Hood, The Monstore, The Upper Case and more. Her newest book Bloop, illustrated by Mike Boldt, releases this summer!
Tara lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and a stuffed purple orangutan named Normal Norman.
Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library, Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure, and more coming soon!
Since the fall of 2015, Josh has visited (or virtually visited) over 500 schools, classrooms, and libraries and he is a board member of The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA.
Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts.
Josh is terrible at writing bios, so please help fill in the blanks. Josh enjoys _______ during ________ and has always loved __________. He has played ____________ since age __ and his biggest fear in life is being eaten by a __________.
Admission Required – Live
Josh Funk, Supriya Kelkar, Tara Lazar