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Schedule of Events

The Children's Literature Institute is a noncredit, intensive weekend conference that features a wide range of guest speakers and professional connections addressing the theme of "Love Letters" in literature for children and young adults.

Friday, July 26

8:00 am Registration and morning coffee
9:00 Amy Pattee
10:30 Shane Evans
11:30 Book signing
12:00 noon Professional connections
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Jeanne Birdsall
3:00 Jo Knowles
4:00 Professional connections
5:00 M.T. Anderson
6:00 Reception and book signing

Saturday, July 27

8:30 am Late registration and morning coffee
9:00 Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler
10:30 Wong Herbert Yee
11:30 Book signing
12:00 noon Professional connections
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Panel: Jason Chin and Deborah Heiligman in discussion with Vicky Smith
3:00 Professional connections
4:30 Book signing
7:00 Sweetser Lecture Lois Lowry

Sunday, July 28

9:30 am Morning coffee
10:00 Jack Gantos
11:00 Closing comments
11:30 Brunch

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