Monday, March 24, 2008

Do you love children's literature? Put this on your calendar!

Three great children's authors will be presenting:
Jack Gantos, Megan McDonald (who used to work here at our library!) and Rebecca O'Connell (who works here at our library right now!!)
Here's what the conference organizers thought you might like to know:
Save the Date! Friday, May 2nd, 2008

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's 12th Annual Children's Literature Conference. This year's event will be held on Friday, May 2nd, 2008. The one day event runs from 8:15am-3:30pm and includes a hot buffet lunch and a free book signing with all of the authors in attendance.
This year we will hear from Newbery Honor Award winning author Jack Gantos (“Joey Pigza” “Rotten Ralph,” “Hole in My Life”), multiple award winning author Megan McDonald ("Judy Moody,” “Stick,” “American Girl”), and author and librarian Rebecca O’Connell (“The Baby Goes Beep,” “Myrtle of Willendorf,” “Penina Levine is a Hard-Boiled Egg”). We are also pleased that all of our featured speakers have local ties: Jack Gantos (ex-Mt. Pleasant), Megan McDonald (ex-Pittsburgh), and Rebecca O’Connell (Pittsburgh).
As always, we have a bunch of wonderful breakout sessions. From creating story writing contests, to classroom fun with field guides, to discovering the current trends in children's book publishing, this year's Children's Literature Conference has something both entertaining and valuable for everyone. To learn more about this year's upcoming conference and our speakers, please visit our NEW website:

Registration is now open and if you register for the conference by Saturday, March 31st, you will get $10.00 off the regular registration price of $70.00. So, don't delay!!
The Children's Literature Conference is both Act 48 and Act 37 approved.
If you have any questions, please contact us: or call 724-836-7159

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