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Past Conferences

  • The 26th Annual KSU Conference on Literature

    for Children and Young Adults

    Cultural and Critical Themes in Young Adult and Children's Literature

    Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Young Adult Literature Day- March 20

    Children's Literature Day- March 21

    KSU Center
    3333 Busbee Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

    Questions regarding the Conference?

    Children's Day- Dr. Natasha Thornton: nthornt6@kennesaw.edu

    Young Adult Day- Dr. Bryan Gillis: bgillis@kennesaw.edu

    Find us- On Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KSUreads/     

    On Twitter: @KSULitConf

    Check out Dr. Bickmore's YA Literature Blog here:  http://www.yawednesday.com/


    KSU Literature Conference at a Glance- 2017

    Monday, March 20                  Young Adult Literature Day

    7:45 a.m.-8:40 a.m.                 Registration and Breakfast

    8:40 a.m.-8:50 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:50 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                 Keynote- Laurie Halse Anderson

    9:50 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Break

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.             Breakout Session 1

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break

    11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             Breakout Session 2   

    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.               Lunch- Georgia Peach Awards

    1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.                 New Author Panel- Romily Bernard, Michael Buchanan, Aaron

    Levy, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Christi J. Whitney

    2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.                 Break

    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                 Keynote- Ashley Hope Perez

    3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                 Book Signings

    Tuesday, March 21               Children's Literature Day

    7:45 a.m.-8:40 a.m.                Registration and Breakfast

    8:40 a.m.-8:50 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:50 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                 Keynote- Deborah Wiles

    9:50 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Break

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.            Breakout Session 1

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break

    11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             Breakout Session 2

    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.               Lunch – New Author Panel-Stephanie Davis, Zackory Kirk

    1:10 p.m. -2:00 p.m.                Breakout Session 3

    2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.                 Break

    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                 Keynote- Carole Boston Weatherford

    3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                 Book Signings

    • Chris Lynch

      • Chris Crowe

        • Lester Laminack

          • Tracey Phillips

            • Gene Luen Yang

              • Kate Messner

                • Andrew Smith

                  • David Biedrzycki

                    • Alan Sitomer

                      • Anna Dewdney

                        • Carrie Ryan

                          • Eileen Christelow

                            • Aprilynne Pike

                              • Herman Parish

                                • Chris Crutcher

                                  • Jerry Pallotta

                                    • Myrlin Hepworth

                                      • Lulu Delacre

                                        • Marc Tyler Nobleman

                                          • Marlene Perez

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