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CANCELED: KidLitCon 2020


Saturday March 28, 2020: 9:00am to 4:15pm


Downtown Library


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

KidLitCon is an annual conference for people who care about and/or blog about children’s and young adult literature. AADL hosts the 2020 conference featuring over 50 speakers and various sessions ranging from picture books, poetry and social justice, families in fiction, graphic novels, to how to pitch a manuscript. Keynote speakers include: Dawn Quigley, Arree Chung, and Jasmine Warga.

Saturday Schedule:

KidLitCon | Morning Keynote with Jasmine Warga / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 6A: Illustrators: Putting the Picture in Picture Books / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 6B: What is Kid Appeal? / Lower Level Secret Lab

Session 7A: So Ya Think You're Funny, Do Ya? Hilarity in the 21st Century / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 7B: How to Pitch a Manuscript / Lower Level Secret Lab

Lunch Break

Session 8A: Muslim Representation in Kid Lit / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 8B: Graphic Novels Teach / Lower Level Secret Lab

Session 9A: Future Famous: Debut Authors / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 9B: The New Inclusivity: Beyond Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Lower Level Secret Lab

Session 10A: Fuse 8 n' Kate Podcast Live and In Person | The Cat in the Hat Comes Back / 1st Floor Lobby

Session 10B: Tough Topics in YA and Middle Grade / Lower Level Secret Lab

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