Jonathan uses his skills as an author and yo-yo extraordinaire to show how he relates to his audience.
About the speaker
Jonathan Auxier is a children’s book author and recent transplant to Pittsburgh. His debut novel, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, was an ABA “New Voices” pick, an Indie Next List Selection, and Bookpage magazine Best Book of the year. His new novel, The Night Gardener, hits bookstores this spring. He teaches children’s literature and creative writing at Chatham University.
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Childhood is the worst. — Jonathan Auxier
Talking with actual kids has changed the way that I approach storytelling. — Jonathan Auxier
Childhood is actually a pretty new concept. For the first thousand years of human history, children were not viewed as special, unique creatures. — Jonathan Auxier