On 6/28/13, I was thrilled to make my second consecutive appearance at the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University in Virginia; this was the 28th annual.
It is one of my favorite conferences.
My schedule this year:
- 1.5-hour writing workshop with middle schoolers
- presentation to educators
- two breakout Q&A sessions with educators
- book signing
- turkey and cheese croissant sandwich
The hallmarks from last year all made welcome (except for the heat) returns.
Beautiful hand-painted banner (all by the same student!) representing every author:
A mug with our names on it:
Bathroom signs featuring author and book quotations:
At first I read this as "You will agree to come with me," which is as lovely a description as any for a person surrendering to a good book.
Thank you again to Karen Huff, my kind right-hand woman Becky, and the rest of the crew for making this a must-attend conference. And thank you to the audiences, who were more than receptive and engaged throughout. I look forward to visiting as many of your schools as I can...and I look forward to (hopefully) seeing you at the 29th.