Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conference faculty profile: Carter Hasegawa

Carter Hasegawa will share his book sense with you!

Carter Hasegawa, associate editor at Candlewick Press, came to children's publishing in a roundabout way. After a decade of working in the grocery business, followed by a two-year stint in textbook publishing, he left everything behind to follow his passion for children's books and went back to school to get his MA in Children's Literature from Simmons College. Since 2008, he's been a children’s bookseller at various independent bookstores in Seattle and in Cambridge, which he still continues to do part-time when not at Candlewick. Some of his favorite non-Candlewick books include: The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Jellicoe Road, Ready Player One, Three Times Lucky, and many, MANY more. Basically anything that has a great voice, is a good story, and is "unputdownable." Two of the recent books Carter has worked on are Wild Things by Betsy Bird, et al, and The Twyning by Terence Blacker.



Carter's conference schedule:

–Friday, 1:30–4:40pm
Fiction Intensive, "Ship Shape, Shape Up: The Picture Book and Its Forms"

–Saturday, 8:30–9:15am
Editor/Agent/Art Director panel

–Saturday, 1:05–2:05pm
Breakout session 2-A, "Redshirting 'The Other': Not a Victimless Crime

–Saturday, 2:20–3:20pm
Breakout session 3-D, "The Candlewick Editorial Process"

–Sunday, 1:30–4:50pm
Fiction Intensive, "Killer Robots, Time Portals, & Wizards–Oh, My!"

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