2012 Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference

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The 2012 Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference will be held on Saturday, February 25th at the Central Library of the Indianapolis Public Library. Co-sponsors of the conference are the Indiana State Library, the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Public Library, and Kids Ink.

To register: complete the registration form and send it as an attachment to SLIS faculty member Dr. Marilyn Irwin ( by Friday, February 10, 2012.

Registration Form

Conference registration is $85.00, which includes parking. An optional box lunch can also be ordered for an additional $10.00. Checks or purchase orders only will be accepted. The deadline for registration is February 10, 2012. LEUs and PGPs will be offered.

Speakers and Presentations:

Nick Bruel, author of a number of books, including his Bad Kitty series. His 2011 books are Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and A Bad Kitty Christmas. Bad Kitty for President was released in January. Mr. Bruel will provide a keynote address and an informal Meet the Author session.

Phillip Hoose, a nonfiction author for youth. The latest work from Mr. Hoose is the award winning biography, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. He will provide a keynote address and an informal session on the process of writing nonfiction.

Shannon Hale, author of fantasy staples including The Goose Girl and Princess Academy. Ms. Hale also has written two novels for Jane Austen fans, Austenland and Midnight in Austenland. Ms. Hale will give a keynote presentation and an informal Meet the Author session.

Concurrent session presenters will include Shirley Mullin talking about the best youth books of 2011, Michele Farley sharing insights as a member of the Caldecott Medal jury, and a panel of four Hoosier young adult authors (Christine Johnson, Claire de Lune and Nocturne; Julia Karr, XVI; Saundra Mitchell, The Vespertine; and Mike Mullin, Ashfall).

See Related SLIS News Story:
• Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference - 2011

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Posted January 13, 2012