Alexander Kwame

Kwame Alexander to keynote Kidscreen Summit

The Newbery Award-winning author and poet will talk about how the word "yes" can transform careers—and also possibly the world.
November 23, 2021

Poet and children’s author Kwame Alexander will kick off Kidscreen Summit 2022 in Miami on February 14 with a keynote that explores his inspirational career, and how seizing opportunities and saying “yes” can transform a business—and the world.

Alexander’s writing has won numerous publishing honors, including a 2015 Newbery Award for The Crossover, telling the story of two basketball-playing tweens and written entirely in verse. The book is currently being adapted for Disney+, with Alexander serving as writer and executive producer, and he’s also developing TV concepts for The Jim Henson Company (Jelly Bean Dream Machine) and Boston-based pubcaster GBH (Acoustic Rooster).

Kidscreen Summit is returning to Miami as a live event running from February 14 to 17 next year. New health and safety policies—including vaccination and mask-wearing protocols—were unveiled last month. Registration is open now, and more information can be found on the Kidscreen Summit website.

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