The 23ND Annual Kutztown University
Children's Literature Conference
Saturday, April 17, 2021
The Children's Literature Conference is a collaborative initiative involving Kutztown's faculty and staff to provide current and future educators the opportunity to experience the work of award-winning authors and illustrators. Each year the conference strives to present attendees with new ideas on a variety of topics such as the integration of learning, reading and writing with personal experiences of students, facilitating childhood literacy through the exploration of different genres, and effective use of nonfiction reading materials across all subject areas. We hope that our event will encourage those in attendance to challenge themselves and others to be active and creative in the learning process.
Letter from the Children’s Literature Conference Committee
Greetings from the Kutztown University Children’s Literature Conference Committee!
We are busy preparing for the 23rd Annual Kutztown University Children’s Literature Conference scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021. We are hopeful that the event will be an in person event. If necessary, depending on Pennsylvania’s Covid status and the university’s status, we might have to hold a virtual conference. All of our authors/illustrators have agreed to present. We are excited to have Tonya Bolden, Laurie Wallmark, Lesa Cline-Ransome, and James Ransome as our presenters.
Please be aware that should we be able to hold an in person event, there may be some restrictions in place such as, limited number of participants, social distancing, and wearing of face masks. We will need to follow the guidelines of the state and the university.
We will not accept any applications for the conference until the New Year. This will give us time to see what the status for a spring event may be. You will notice that the cost for the conference has been reduced to accommodate our challenging financial times. Keep visiting our website for updates on the conference. Please save the date and plan on attending an exciting literary event.
Stay safe and healthy! We look forward to seeing you in April.
Kutztown University's Children Literature conference in 2019!