Western to Host Virtual 18th Annual Children’s Literature Conference in February; Online Exhibit Now Open

Western Washington University is hosting the 18th Annual Children’s Literature Conference virtually throughout the month of February, with two online events set for Saturday, Feb. 27.

A virtual exhibit, titled "Art as Protest/Art in the Time of COVID," is free to access for the entire month of February. A culminating Day of Conversations on Saturday, February 27, provides an opportunity for inspired dialogue about the exhibit via a pair of virtual discussions held from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. online via Zoom.

The Children’s Literature Conference highlights award winning authors and illustrators that provide diverse voices for our audience of educators, librarians, writers, artists and book lovers. This year’s Virtual Exhibit includes previous conference presenters, including Candance Fleming, Eric Rohmann, John Rocco, Melissa Sweet, E. B. Lewis and more. The exhibit spotlights a variety of images, text, poetry and videos.

“Wow, what a catalog of riches! I’ve loved leafing through. A really, really gorgeous and meaningful response to this challenging time (all times, actually),” said Joyce Sidman, author of "Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet."

The online-synchronous Day of Conversations includes two free sessions: Morning Conversations from 10-11 a.m., and Afternoon Conversations from 1-2 p.m. Attendees may register for one or both sessions. During each session, there are several breakout rooms to discuss themes from the Virtual Exhibit.

Registration for the Day of Conversations is available through the conference website. The cost to attend is free, but registration is required.

To find out more information about the conference, please visit wwuclc.com.