Fun with Press Releases: For Those of You Near Kenosha, WI
In our continuing efforts to keep you informed of cool children’s literature related events that take place around the country, why not take an interest in the goings on at The Center for Children’s Literature in Kenosha, WI? From the press release:
THE BUSINESS OF CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
“I’ve got the idea, now what do I do with it?” Many people involved with children and books feel they could publish a children’s book. But it is a long journey from idea to bound book. How to make the journey?
The Center for Children’s Literature at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI., is sponsoring a conference that will present eight speakers currently involved in children’s book publishing. Authors Gary D. Schmidt and Jan Greenberg will talk about their journeys. Illustrator Timothy Basil Ering will describe his.
In addition, a publisher, a marketing manager, an editor, an art director and an agent will also describe their roles in the process of making a book. Large group presentations, question/answer sessions and optional box lunches with the speakers in small groups will make up the schedule.
Friday, October 17 (beginning at 9 am) and Saturday, October 18 (finishing at 3 pm) in Hedberg Library on the campus, aspiring authors and illustrators, teachers, librarians, and parents can interact with the speakers, on either, or both of the days. Registration information is available by calling (262)552-5480 or going to
Those of you interested would probably like to know that for first-timers the one day fee is $100 and the two day fee is $150. You can see the full prices on the registration form.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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