Save the date!
The annual Kidlitosphere Conference, AKA KidLitCon 2017, will be held November 3rd and 4th in Hershey, PA. KidLitCon is an annual gathering of people who care about children’s and young adult books and sharing that passion with others, either in real life or online. We are looking for panelists for this fall’s conference. Panels can range from formal presentations to conversations with lots of audience input. Potential topics can be anything relating to young adult and children’s literature.
This year, instead of the structured application form we’ve used in the past, we’re simply asking anyone who’d be interested in participating to contact me, the program organizer, Charlotte Taylor. If you’d like to submit an idea for a complete panel, with multiple participants all lined up, that’s great. If you’re just thinking “I’d like to talk about what makes a good early chapter book” or whatever subject you are passionate about, that’s welcome too! You won’t be made to hold the stage alone (unless you specifically want to…).
Sessions run about 45 minutes. Past conference topics have included big issues in YA, conquering the blogging blahs, learning to podcast, and ways to support diverse books. Here are links to the three most recent programs, so you can see what we’ve previously discussed.