Friday, August 26, 2011

Anderson's Books Young Adult Literature Conference (Illinois) Sept. 24, 2011

I'm always plugging the wonderful Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL. Their 8th annual Young Adult Literature Conference is coming up on September 24, 2011 at Hotel Arista in Naperville (a gorgeous ecologically-minded structure off of I-88 in the western Chicago suburbs).

Here's the deets:

Other featured authors include Ilsa Blick, Franny Billingslly, Jeanine Cummins, Julie Halpern, Jeff Hirsch, Michelle Hodkin, James Kennedy, Sarah  Darer Littman, Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis, Elizabeth Miles, Elizabeth Scott, Kristina Springer and Bill Willingham. 

While I'm only familiar with a few authors here (including Colin Meloy of the band The Decemberists* who just wrote a children's book), I'm looking forward to the breakout sessions and meeting new people. I am not going to be shy so I can make some new friends in the children's lit community! I really can't pass this up since it's close to home and Anderson's does so well hosting events.

If you're near-ish to the Chicago area, consider attending! Find more information about registering here

*The Onion AV Club has a project where bands come to their offices and choose from a list of pre-selected song covers. Watch The Decemberists cover '80s/'90s alternative giants Sugar here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That list of authors is very impressive, wish I lived a bit closer to go!


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