The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference just celebrated its 10th Anniversary! This event has become an annual tradition for many, where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children’s literature.
Our desire for this conference continues to be a day of inspiration. Perhaps one of our featured speakers will say something that affirms what you already believe about the role of children’s/young adult literature in all of our lives. Perhaps you’ll enter a conversation that motivates your teaching or ignites your writing. Perhaps you’ll take home a new book that extends an idea shared by an author, illustrator, or even the person sitting next to you. Whatever you experience during the conference, we trust you will leave refreshed and newly inspired to read, write, teach, and learn with deeper intensity and joy.
Our award winning presenters for this year, Nic Bishop, Jennifer Holm, Steve Sheinkin, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger are sure to inspire. Here’s to another fantastic conference – see you in March!
Conference Board Members
Professor, Western Washington University
Children’s Librarian, Whatcom County Library System
Children’s Librarian, Bellingham Public Library
Teen Services Librarian, Whatcom County Library System
4th grade teacher, Meridian School District
Sher Smith Ross
Librarian, Mount Baker School District
Librarian & Associate Professor, Western Washington University