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Call for #KidLitCon2019 Presenters is officially open!

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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!

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#KidLitCon2019 Registration for March 22-23, 2019 (next year) is now LIVE!

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Reserve a room at Hotel Providence:

Use this weblink or call the hotel directly at 401-861-8000.

The link to register for KidLitCon 2019 is HERE.

KidLitCon 2019 Early Bird Pricing:

  • $80 one day (Friday or Saturday, March 22 or 23, 2019)
  • $150 both days (Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, 2019)
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and a Friday night reception are provided on both days

Registration will max out at 175 attendees. Continue reading #KidLitCon2019 Registration for March 22-23, 2019 (next year) is now LIVE!

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We’ve Added 14 More Attendees Today!

KidLitCon Baltimore

KidLitCon 2019 will be held in Providence, Rhode Island

on March 22-23, 2019

at Hotel Providence in downtown Providence.

Our hashtag is: #KidLitCon2019

The theme is Reaching Readers.

Want to help shape our panels? Go here.

We’ve added 14 more Attendees today to our list. So far, our head count is growing by the hour and stands at 36.

We just heard back from RISD who is excited to add their resources and input. We will keep you posted after we meet with Alumni Relations and their Illustration Department!

We are off to a terrific start and want to thank everyone for their support!

KidLitCon Baltimore

From KidLitCon Baltimore, Bottom Shelf Bookcase post. Hey! Is Bottom Shelf Bookcase coming to KidLitCon 2019 in Providence? Let’s ask author Minh Le! (Update: we contacted Minh Le and he’s interested in coming! Next step: contact his publisher!)

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KidLitCon19 is a year away but look who’s coming!

Tracey Baptiste KidLitCon 2019 Providence

We will be updating our Attendee list in real time.

Here’s our list as of today, March 13, at 7:11pm EST:

We realize that KidLitCon 2019 is more than a year away, but some awesome people have committed to attending already!

Tracey Baptiste KidLitCon 2019 Providence

KidLitCon 2019 will be held in Providence, Rhode Island

on March 22-23, 2019

at Hotel Providence in downtown Providence.

Our hashtag is: #KidLitCon2019

The theme is Reaching Readers.

Want to help shape our panels? Go here.

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#KidLitCon19 #KidLitWomen & Be the Change You Seek!

#KidLitCon19 #KidLitWomen & Be the Change You Seek!

We have an official hashtag! It’s #KidLitCon19 .

We want to thank Kate Messner for bringing up the question ‘“Who else is invited?” She poses asking this question for socially conscious conference & book festival participants whether it’s accepting that speaking invitation, or in our case, planning that conference.

We wanted to thank Josh Funk for actually posing that question to us via email. It helped us define our parameters.

For those who are asking: YES! We are trying to create panels that reflects the children’s book publishing industry today, and how we want it to change … which is to say we are trying to create panels composed of 80% female and underrepresented groups including LGBTQ & POC. Will we have panels of 100% straight white males? No. No, we will not.  Continue reading #KidLitCon19 #KidLitWomen & Be the Change You Seek!

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What’s New on KidLitCon Website?

Did you notice a few new things on the KidLitCon website today?

  • Sponsorships! Yes, we are ready to solicit for sponsorships!! We are trying to think outside the box as well and ask not just publishers but local bookstores and restaurants and companies as well. Can you suggest any that we should contact?
  • KidLitCon 2019 Planning Committee! I’ve added the KidLitBloggers in the sidebar who are responsible for creating KidLitCon many years ago and have worked on creating many a KidLitCon all over the U.S. Please do them a solid and check out their blogs and follow them on Social Media. Continue reading What’s New on KidLitCon Website?
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VOTE on Panel Discussions for KidLitCon 2019

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Did you see our History of Past Panels at KidLitCon? Do you want to help us create panels for 2019? Vote using the poll on the sidebar to the right! –> –> –>

You can choose up to 5 topics. Thanks for your help! Continue reading VOTE on Panel Discussions for KidLitCon 2019

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Bookstore Near KidLitCon

Cellar Stories Books near KidLitCon Providence

It just wouldn’t feel right to hold KidLitCon without a bookstore nearby! This gem of a used book store is a few steps away from KidLitCon 2019! It’s called Cellar Stories Books but it’s upstairs instead of in the basement. It’s a used bookstore with a special raised and enclosed children’s books section. Be sure to check it out when you attend KidLitCon 2019 in Providence!

Cellar Stories Books: “We’re the largest used and rare bookstore in the smallest state in the US.”

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We’ve Secured Hotel Providence for KidLitCon 2019!

KidLitCon 2019 at Hotel Providence

Charlotte and I visited hotels yesterday and secured newly renovated Hotel Providence, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Providence.

The location is close to train, bus, airport and has plenty of parking nearby. The area abounds with restaurants with two bookstores nearby. Also, most importantly, the price is right at a discounted rate for our group of $159/night!

We are excited that we will be taking over four of the meeting rooms and about half of the hotel rooms, making this a KidLitCon takeover of the hotel. Continue reading We’ve Secured Hotel Providence for KidLitCon 2019!