Our annual gathering of educators, librarians, writers, and artists
looks different this year. How can it not? Instead of our traditional conference,
we are hosting a Virtual Exhibit for the month of February
that will culminate on the last Saturday (our traditional conference day)
in an Online-Synchronous Day of Conversations.

We have invited all CLC past presenters
to contribute artwork around themes of
Art as Protest / Art in the Time of Covid
-- Registration opens in December! --

Virtual Exhibit
February 1 – 28, 2021 
Opens on Monday, February 1st 

  • FREE to access – view the Artwork Gallery of images, text, poetry, and videos
  • Reflect, Rebel, Reposition, Respond
  • Consider the artwork with colleagues, students, friends, and youth

Online-Synchronous Day of Conversations
Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Mediated conversations around themes and ideas that emerge from the Virtual Exhibit
  • Listen, Learn, Lean-in
  • Registration is free but required. Join us for one or both!
    • Morning Conversations 10:00am – 11:00am PST
    • Afternoon Conversations 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST
These past CLC presenters will contribute to the Virtual Exhibit and some of them will join us for the Day of Conversations – keep checking for more! 
Pat Mora, Marla Frazee, Ben Saenz, Steve Sheinkin, Melissa Sweet, Chris Raschka, Matt Phelan, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Jenni Holm, Joyce Sidman, Nina Laden, Candy Fleming, Lois Lowry, David Wiesner, Kirby Larson, Janet Wong, Eric Rohmann, Emily Arnold McCully, John Rocco, Katherine Applegate
Continue to save the last weekend in February for a Children’s Literature Extravaganza!
Details coming in October!
For Our 2022 Conference:

Save the Date — February 26, 2021

Join us for our 18th Conference!

Early Bird Registration opens October 16th!

Sorry, registration is now closed

Limited onsite tickets will be available beginning at 8 am on Feb. 29th on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is now open!
WWU Children's Literature Conference

Save the Date — February 27, 2021!
WWU Children's Literature Conference 2021

Click here for important Day of Conference Info

Thanks for your interest in the 2018 WWU Children’s Literature Conference. Registration is now closed due to sellout capacity. Mark your calendar for next year’s Conference ~ Saturday, February 23, 2019. Speakers will be announced on this site a few weeks after this year’s Conference. Registration for 2019 will open in mid-October.

Since our Conference is very full this year, we will not be taking any onsite registrations.
While the CLC is sold out, there is still plenty of space available for our companion event, nErDcamp Bellingham, on Sunday, February 25. We’d love to have you join us for this lively event.