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Call for #KidLitCon2019 Presenters is officially open!

KidLitCon 2017 Hershey
We try to offer panels that are not just entertaining, but useful, and this year, with our theme of Reaching Readers, we’d especially like to think about how each of us in our own roles works to get the books we love into the hands of young readers, and how we can think critically about what books we are offering those readers.
If you’d like to submit an idea for a complete panel, with multiple participants all lined up, that’s great. If you’re just thinking “I’d like to talk about what makes a good early chapter book” or whatever subject you are passionate about, that’s welcome too, and if it worked out, a place would be found for you.  We can’t guarantee that we’ll have room for everyone … but we’ll do our best to offer a program of a wide range of topics with a wide range of speakers!

Sessions run about 45 minutes. Past conference topics have included big issues in YA, writing critical reviews, learning to podcast, and ways to support diverse books. Repeat visits to past topics are welcome alongside new ideas. A few thoughts—we’ve never talked specifically religion (books written for a specific audience, books specifically addressing social and cultural topics related to religion), and there’s always room for conversations about class, race, disability, sex. gender, politics, and pictures!

Unfortunately, we don’t have the funds to waive registration for participants, but we can promise a great time. If you are a writer and would like to come, consider asking your publisher to cover the registration cost; if you are a publisher, please contact us if you’d like to steer any of your authors our way.

KidLitCon (@) gmail (dot) com.

Charlotte and Mia

KidLitCon 2017 Hershey

Panel from KidLitCon 2017 in Hershey, PA: Seriously Funny—books that take on “serious” topics with humor (photo by Mia Wenjen of Jordan Sonnenblick, Jen Swann Downey, and Dana Alison Levy)

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