2015 Princeton Children's Literature Conference


The Princeton Children's Literature Conference is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and will be held on Friday October 23, 2015. It is designed for librarians, teachers, students, book sellers, editors, publishers, illustrators, writers and anyone with a professional or personal interest in children's literature.

Professional Development Credit certificates will be provided and the conference is offered free of admission.

Please register in advance by completing this form. Confirmation emails will be sent daily.

The deadline to register is Wednesday October 21, 2015.

The conference takes place in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments and networking. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with a lunch break in between. Please BYO lunch, or you may purchase at the Terra Libri Cafe in the library or choose from the shops and restaurants within walking distance of the library.

Parking is available next to the library in the Spring Street Garage; there is a fee to park. The library is also accessible by public transportation. More details will be provided when registration is confirmed.

The conference program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and feature individual speakers and a panel on topics ranging from the evolution of literature for children, the importance of diversity in children's books, and multi-platform storytelling.

A selection of books by the participating authors/illustrators will be available for purchase and signing. There will be a raffle for prizes for conference attendees.


SCHEDULE:

MORNING

9:30-10:30
Keynote Talk: William Gleason, Professor and English Department Chair, Princeton University
"Children’s Literature and The Imagination"

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-11:45
Featured Author/Illustrator: Shane Evans


11:45-1:00
Lunch Break


AFTERNOON

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Meeting the Needs of Diversity in Children's Books:
Author/Illustrator Angela Dominguez, Author/Illustrator Shane Evans, and Publisher Jason Low, Lee & Low Books

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Children's Book Historian, Author and Critic Leonard Marcus

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Discussion: Revolving Multi Platform Publishing - From Books to Games to Apps and Around We Go
Author/Illustrator Roxie Munro


More information on our speakers:

William Gleason - https://english.princeton.edu/people/william-gleason

Shane Evans - http://www.shaneevans.com

Angela Dominguez: http://www.angeladominguezstudio.com

Jason Low: http://blog.leeandlow.com/about/

Leonard Marcus: http://www.leonardmarcus.com

Roxie Munro: http://www.roxiemunro.com

The conference is made possible through funding provided by Johnson & Johnson, Inc., The Friends of the Princeton Public Library and proceeds from jaZams for the Princeton Children's Book Festival.


For more information about the conference please contact Susan Conlon, Head of Youth Services, Princeton Public Library - sconlon@princetonlibrary.org

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