Monday, September 6th at 7pm EST
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Join us for the thirty-second episode of Write America featuring author and theatrical director Emma Walton Hamilton & award-winning novelist Hilma Wolitzer as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
EMMA WALTON HAMILTON is a best-selling and award-winning author, editor, stage and television writer/producer, performer and arts educator. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has co-authored over thirty books for children and adults, nine of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list, including The Very Fairy Princess series (#1 NY Times Bestseller), Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs And Lullabies; Julie Andrews’ Treasury: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Seasons; the Dumpy The Dump Truck series; Simeon’s Gift; The Great American Mousical; THANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child (#1 New York Times Bestseller), and most recently, Andrews’ second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. Her own book for parents and caregivers, Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment, premiered as a #1 best-seller on Amazon.com in the literacy category and won a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal. Emma was a two-time Emmy Award nominee for her role as Executive Producer and Writer for Julie’s Greenroom, a children’s television program about the arts created for Netflix, starring Julie Andrews and co-produced by the Jim Henson Company. Emma is also a Grammy Award-winning voice-over artist, having provided voicing for numerous audiobooks, including Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies (2010 Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album for Children), as well as for radio, television, theater and industrial spots. Currently, she and her mother are developing and co-hosting a new story-time podcast for families, Julie’s Library, produced by American Public Media. A faculty member for Stony Brook University’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, Emma teaches all forms of children’s book writing and serves as Director of their Children’s Literature Fellows program and annual Children’s Literature Conference, as well as Executive Director of the Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), an interdisciplinary writing program for middle and high school students. A former actress and theatre director, Emma was a co-founder of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, where she served as co-Artistic Director and Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences for 17 years. Independently, Emma offers home-study courses and other products and resources for writers at her website, EmmaWaltonHamilton.com. She is also the co-creator of Picture Book Summit, the world-class, annual online conference for picture book writers, and The Complete Picture Book Submissions System. An accomplished public speaker, she regularly addresses conferences, schools, universities and other groups about the value of, and synergy between, the arts and literacy.
HILMA WOLITZER is the author of several novels, including An Available Man, Summer Reading, The Doctor’s Daughter, Hearts, Ending, and Tunnel of Love, as well as a nonfiction book, The Company of Writers. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa, New York University, and Columbia University.