Kathryn Morton, 15th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Kathryn Morton

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Kathryn Morton, the Virginian-Pilot's book page columnist for 15 years, has reviewed scores of children's books for that paper, as well as for The Washington Post Book World and the New York Times Book Review. Among the notable children's book writers she has interviewed are Katherine Paterson, Madeleine L'Engle, Steven Kellogg, and Rosemary Wells. She describes herself as a groupie for children's book and author seminars. As a sometime teacher and the mother of three avid readers, she field tests children's books at home and in the classroom .


Morton was the moderator for Words At Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature with Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, and Fred Chappell on Tuesday, October 6, 1992 at 11:00 a.m.


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