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Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) Masterclass at the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention
Date:
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Time:
11/23/19 6:00 pm - 11/23/19 7:16 pm
Venue:
Room 362, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Personal Stories as Cultural Narrative in Children’s Literature

A Discussion about the value of teaching diverse children’s literature in university-level children’s literacy courses and how such texts can be a tool for inquiry intopersonal cultural narratives to better understand ourselves and the world we live in.

Presenters
Dr. Kathy Short, University of Arizona – scholar/moderator
Yuyi Morales, author/illustrator of award-winning titles such as Dreamers (2018) and Viva Frida (2014)
Tonya Bolden, author of titles such as Ebenezer Creek (2017), Maritcha (2005), and Inventing Victoria (2019)
Thannha Lai, author of titles such as Butterfly Yellow (September 3, 2019 release date), Listen, Slowly (2016), and Inside Out & Back Again (2013)
Gail D. Villanueva, debuting author of My Fate According to the Butterfly (2019)
Dr. Angie Zapata, University of Missouri – respondent
Dr. Thomas Crisp, Georgia State University – respondent

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Nerdy Book Club Roundtable at the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention
Date:
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Time:
11/23/19 11:00 am - 11/23/19 12:15 pm
Venue:
Room 308, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Nerdy Book Club: Reading Feeds Lifelong Inquiry

The Nerdy Book Club, a community literacy blog and educational resource, promotes the importance of reading engagement and reading’s role in lifelong, self-directed learning. In this interactive roundtable session, share your experiences and explore instructional moves, reading testimonials, and resources that launch and sustain reading communities and support young people’s curiosity about the world and themselves. Roundtable leaders include administrators, university professors, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, staff developers, high school students, and children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, who will share their ideas and experiences for sparking inquiry through reading, writing, research, and discussion.

Download the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention program for Saturday here

Children’s Book Summit
Children’s Book Summit
Date:
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Time:
7/17/19 1:00 pm - 7/17/19 2:00 pm
Venue:
Auditorium, Thames International Business School, 27 Calle Industria Street, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Breaking In Story: How One Can Get Published

Wanna know how I got published? Do check out my talk at the Children’s Book Summit where I discuss my road to publication. There will also be a question-and-answer portion 🙂

Gunita: The 10th Philippine International Literary Festival
Gunita: The 10th Philippine International Literary Festival
Date:
Friday, 14 June 2019
Time:
6/14/19 1:00 pm - 6/14/19 2:30 pm
Venue:
Penthouse Room, Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon City

Session #3: Traditional Publishing in the US: A Guide to Seeking Agents and Book Deals

Speakers: Kara Bodegon, Stef Tran, Kate Evangelista, Gail D. Villanueva, Rin Chupeco

A brief guide to traditional publishing from querying your manuscript, participating in pitch contests to finding the right agent. Some highlights include how internet technologies can bridge the continental divide and how to empower Filipino authors to pursue their publishing dreams outside the Philippines.

WriteOnCon 2019: Showcase: Diversity and Identity in Your Writing
Date:
Monday, 7 January 2019
Venue:
WriteOnCon website

WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and young adult. It was founded in 2010 and is now run by a new team of writers who are eager to hearken back to the awesomeness that they remember so fondly from being attendees over the years, while also bringing exciting new elements to the mix.

Date & Time: February 2019 (more info soon!)

For info and updates, visit the WriteOnCon website.

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