Campus Center hosts conference on literature and Hawaii's children

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Andrea Bartlett, (808) 956-4403
Chair & Prof, Curriculum Studies
Posted: Jun 10, 2010

UH Mānoa and Children’s Literature Hawai‘i present the fifteenth biennial conference on literature and Hawai‘i’s children on June 17-19 at UH Mānoa’s Campus Center. This three-day conference is a celebration for faculty, parents, teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators, and others interested in children's literature. Since 1982, internationally recognized authors and illustrators have inspired and educated participants at the conference, which is the longest running event in Hawai‘i exclusively devoted to literature for children.
The conference will feature Newbery Award winner Linda Sue Parkand Caldecott Award winner Brian Selznick and consists of three strands of presentations and discussions: Interpreting Literature, Using Literature and Creating Literature.
The conference is free, with the exception of professional sessions with keynote speakers. Families are welcome, and there are activities for children and teens. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.
Thursday, June 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Opening Festivities
Performance by the Young Korean Drum Dancers
Presentations by Linda Sue Park and Brian Selznick
Adaptations of our guests' work 
Friday, June 18, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
8:00-8:30      Registration
8:30-8:45      Welcome by Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Mānoa’s College of Education
8:45-10:45    Keynote address: Linda Sue Park, followed by response groups (adults)
10:15-12:30 Teen writing workshop
11:00-5:00    Presentations, discussions and workshops; autograph session
Saturday, June 19, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
8:00-8:45      Registration and welcome
8:45-10:00    Keynote address: Brian Selznick
10:15-1:00    Presentations, discussions and workshops
1:00-3:15      Teen illustrating workshop: Brian Selznick
1:15-5:00      Children's activities: "Story Magic"
3:30-4:15      Closing celebration
4:15-5:00      Autograph session