GITTY AND KVETCH Written by Caroline Kusin Pritchard Illustrated by Ariel Landy (Atheneum BYR; $17.99,…
March 3 & 4, 2017
at The University of Redlands,
I’m thrilled to share details about this year’s Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival. I attended last year and it was absolutely an inspiring and rewarding two days! Register now and join the celebration of high-quality, award-winning children’s book creators working in a variety of genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, picture books, and novels. Meet People as passionate about children’s books as you are! Attend one day or both days, your choice. For updated information about the Festival and breakout sessions visit Charlotte Huck Festival online here.
But, before you attend, take a look at who’s coming and how the best in kidlit is being celebrated!
Featured speakers: Brian Floca, Yuyi Morales, George Ella Lyon, J. Patrick Lewis, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Rebecca Davis, Lisa Von Drasek and David M. Schwartz – award winning innovative children’s book creators from all over the nation. Check their websites for more information about them and their books.
Breakout sessions offer attendees a mix of styles and views–something for everyone in each time slot.
→Join George Ella Lyon and Festival Poet Laureate Kristine O’Connell George and explore “Where I’m From”– the importance of place and how it colors and informs our writing and our lives. They invite you to bring pictures or mementos that spark your own unique memories of place.
→Redlands author Diane Adams will lead a small group titled “Love Is… Writing for Children” and sign her books including the 2017 Love Is…
→California authors Carrie Arcos, Elana K. Arnold, Jeff Gottesfeld, Lois V. Harris, Henry Herz, Katherine Kottaras, Sarah Lariviere and Elizabeth Wong will lead small group sessions and sign their books.
→Booking Agent and author Carmen Oliver will lead a small group titled “Raising a Reader: Empowering Children Through the Magic of Books and Author Visits” and sign her book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies.
→California author Diane White will sign her Beach Lane Book Blue on Blue.
→In place of their 2017 Spring Workshop, Children’s Literature Council of Southern California brings “Fighting Words”– one of their Youth Lit Salons–to the Festival on Saturday, March 4. This workshop for teachers, librarians, writers, parents and booksellers will cover two breakout session time slots.
→Lisa Silverman and Annette Goldsmith welcome you to the world of IBBY– the International Board on Books for Young People. “The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of from Around the Word addresses how we stay informed about excellent books from other countries.”
And there’s lots more so don’t miss out!
For updated information about the Festival and breakout sessions
visit them online at www.redlands.edu/charlottehuckfestival
Mention Good Reads With Ronna when you register for an extension through Saturday!
In addition to their Facebook page, find them on Twitter and Instagram @huckfestival
Don’t forget to use their hashtag #huckfestival when you’re there experiencing the best in children’s literature!