Past Conferences

  • The 27th Annual KSU Conference on Literature

    for Children and Young Adults

    Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018

          Conference Theme: Reimagining the Role of Children's and Young Adult Literature

                                       Young Adult Literature Day- March 19

                        A.S. King                          Meg Medina 

                                A.S. King                                     Meg Medina       

          SN Wallace       Rich Wallace       Blasingame

          Sandra Neil Wallace             Rich Wallace               James Blasingame

                                     Children's Literature Day- March 20

                                Grimes                               Duncan

                                 Nikki Grimes                                      Duncan Tonatiuh

                                             Kennesaw State University

                                                         KSU Center
                              3333 Busbee Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

          Questions regarding the Conference?

             Children's Day- Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez: srodri51@kennesaw.edu

             Young Adult Day- Dr. Bryan Gillis: bgillis@kennesaw.edu

    Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ksuliterature/

    Check out Dr. Bickmore's YA Literature Blog here:  http://www.yawednesday.com/

    Schedule

                                  KSU Literature Conference at a Glance- 2018

                          Download the breakout sessions for both days here

    Monday, March 19               Young Adult Literature Day

    7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.                 Registration and Breakfast

    8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.                 Keynote- A.S. King

    9:20 a.m.-9:35 a.m.                 Break

    9:35 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Keynote- James Blasingame

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.             Keynote- Rich and Sandra Wallace  

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break  

    11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.             Breakout Session 1

    12:10 p.m.-1:10 p.m.               Lunch- Georgia Peach Awards

    1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.                 Breakout Session 2

    2:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m.                 Break

    2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m.                 Keynote- Meg Medina

    3:25 p.m.                                 Book Signings

    Tuesday, March 20               Children's Literature Day

    7:45 a.m.-8:40 a.m.                 Registration and Breakfast

    8:40 a.m.-8:50 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:50 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                 Keynote- Nikki Grimes

    9:50 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Break

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.             Breakout Session 1

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break

    11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             Breakout Session 2

    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.               Lunch- Keynote- James Blasingame

    1:10 p.m. -2:00 p.m.                Breakout Session 3

    2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.                 Break

    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                 Keynote- Duncan Tonatiuh

    3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                 Book Signings

     

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    The 26th Annual KSU Conference on Literature

    for Children and Young Adults

    Cultural and Critical Themes in Young Adult and Children's Literature

    Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017

       Young Adult Literature Day- March 20

    Children's Literature Day- March 21

    KSU Center
    3333 Busbee Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

    Questions regarding the Conference?

    Children's Day- Dr. Natasha Thornton: nthornt6@kennesaw.edu

    Young Adult Day- Dr. Bryan Gillis: bgillis@kennesaw.edu

    Find us- On Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KSUreads/     

    On Twitter: @KSULitConf

    Check out Dr. Bickmore's YA Literature Blog here:  http://www.yawednesday.com/


     

    Schedule                              

                              KSU Literature Conference at a Glance- 2017

    Monday, March 20                  Young Adult Literature Day

    7:45 a.m.-8:40 a.m.                 Registration and Breakfast

    8:40 a.m.-8:50 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:50 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                 Keynote- Laurie Halse Anderson

    9:50 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Break

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.             Breakout Session 1

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break

    11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             Breakout Session 2   

    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.               Lunch- Georgia Peach Awards

    1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.                 New Author Panel- Romily Bernard, Michael Buchanan, Aaron

                                                    Levy, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Christi J. Whitney

    2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.                 Break

    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                 Keynote- Ashley Hope Perez

    3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                 Book Signings

     

    Tuesday, March 21               Children's Literature Day

    7:45 a.m.-8:40 a.m.                Registration and Breakfast

    8:40 a.m.-8:50 a.m.                 Welcome and Announcements

    8:50 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                 Keynote- Deborah Wiles

    9:50 a.m.-10:05 a.m.               Break

    10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.            Breakout Session 1

    10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.             Break

    11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             Breakout Session 2

    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.               Lunch – New Author Panel-Stephanie Davis, Zackory Kirk

    1:10 p.m. -2:00 p.m.                Breakout Session 3

    2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.                 Break

    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                 Keynote- Carole Boston Weatherford

    3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                 Book Signings

     

    • Lynch

      Chris Lynch

       

      • Crowe

        Chris Crowe

         

        • Laminack

          Lester Laminack

           

          • Phillips

            Tracey Phillips

             

            • Yang

              Gene Luen Yang

               

              • Messner

                Kate Messner

                 

                • Smith

                  Andrew Smith

                   

                  • David B.

                    David Biedrzycki

                     

                     

                    • Sitomer

                      Alan Sitomer

                       

                      • Dewdney

                        Anna Dewdney

                         

                        • Ryan

                          Carrie Ryan

                           

                          • Christelow

                            Eileen Christelow

                             

                            • Pike

                              Aprilynne Pike

                               

                              • Parrish

                                Herman Parish

                                 

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                                • Crutcher

                                  Chris Crutcher

                                   

                                  • Pallotta

                                    Jerry Pallotta

                                     

                                    • Hepworth

                                      Myrlin Hepworth

                                       

                                      • Delacre

                                        Lulu Delacre

                                         

                                        • Nobleman

                                          Marc Tyler Nobleman

                                           

                                          • Perez

                                            Marlene Perez

                                             

                                           

                                           

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