Find Inspiration in the Midst of Big Imaginations and Big Hearts at Annual WWU Children’s Literature Conference

"If there is a book you want to read but isn’t written yet, write it.” This straightforward advice comes from author Shel Silverstein in Roger Was a Razor Fish, and Other Poems

WWU Emeritus Professor Nancy J. Johnson pictured a conference that wasn’t created yet, so she built it—one that supports children’s literature and those who create it, teach it, share it, and just enjoy it. Now in its seventeenth year, the Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference brings 600 annual attendees in contact with visiting working authors for a day of inspiration, education, and community.