IBBY Regional Conference: Peace the World Together with Children’s Books~ Oct 21 – 21, Fresno, CA, USA

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is pleased to state that registrations are still being accepted  for the following conference:

“Peace the World Together with Children’s Books” is the theme of the International Board on Books for Young People regional conference hosted by California State University, Fresno this fall.

Co-sponsored by the Arne Nixon Center at Fresno State, IBBY’s 9th United States Regional Conference will be held at Fresno State on Oct. 21-23.

Conference chair Ellis Vance of Fresno said about 250 people – professors, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, collectors and fans – are expected. Registration so far includes participants from 48 states and every continent except Antarctica, Vance said.

The conference offers an opportunity to interact with authors and illustrators around the world, including Alma Flor Ada, Shirin Yim Bridges, F. Isabel Campoy, David Diaz, Margarita Engle, Kathleen Krull, Grace Lin, Roger Mello, Beverly Naidoo, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sis. Petunia’s Place Bookstore will sell books.

Activities will include exhibitions (including one by the International Youth Library), book discussion groups and tours. Optional activities are available to those who stay on beyond the conference closing at noon on Oct. 23. They include a tour of the Shinzen Japanese Garden in Fresno and a one-day bus trip to Yosemite National Park.

For information on the conference and registration visit www.usbby.org/conf_home.htm.


One Response to “IBBY Regional Conference: Peace the World Together with Children’s Books~ Oct 21 – 21, Fresno, CA, USA”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Courtesy of Alam Flor Ada, here’s a link to the Arne Nixon Center’s latest newsletter – it includes an introduction to all the featured speakers, including the ones you’ve pointed out. What a line-up – ouldn’t it be great to be there!

    http://www.arnenixoncenter.org/anc_publications/magic_mirror/mm20r.pdf

    The newsletter is certainly worth reading from cover to cover too!