Children's Literature Festival
Each year, the festival brings together educators librarians, parents, students and the best authors, illustrators and editors in the nation. This year our faculty is once again chosen from the “best of the best.” As one attendee said, “I thought you would never top this year’s conference -- then I saw your 2015 line-up. I’m ready to sign up now!” Award winning 2015 Festival faculty includes Avi, Lois Ehlert, Peter Brown, Jennifer L. Holm, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Kristine O’Connell and editor/publisher Allyn Johnston.
Why do people come—and keep coming back? In the words of past participants, it is:
“A small, intimate conference where you can spend time with the authors and illustrators.”
“A unique opportunity to spend time with others who share a passion about children’s books.”
“I never know what will happen, but it is always what I needed.”
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 FESTIVAL Check out the special rates for traditionally published authors, SCBWI members, students and three people registering together.
Call for Proposals: As summer library programs are winding down and teachers are returning to school, now is the perfect time to plan a breakout session for 2015. We are looking for descriptions of classroom activities, library programs, family literacy programs, multicultural literature, current trends, best new books, and writing for children. Download the Call for Proposals and submit yours by October 1.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Once again the Ayres Hotel Redlands is partnering with the University to offer special rates for guests registered for the Festival.
ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS take place on the University of Redlands campus. Registration check-in, meals and general sessions take place in Orton Conference Center which is centrally located on campus. Free parking is available near the building. Give a gift to yourself; register now for The Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival. Better yet, bring two friends so that the three of you can share two days of the best children’s literature has to offer and save $25 each. Register online or by mail.
For additional information, contact festival secretary Colleen Quesada at 909-748-8791 or email the festival coordinator Marjorie Arnett. Keep coming back for regular updates about featured speakers, special festival events, registration information, and pictures from past years.
Artwork from The Curious Garden,
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009
with permission of author illustrator Peter Brown