Press Release Fun: Reading the World XI
And here I am stuck on the opposite coast. Go in my stead! From the press release:
It’s almost time for Reading the World XI! March 28 and 29
The conference, celebrating multicultural literature for children and young adults is sponsored by University of San Francisco’s School of Education. March 28 and 29, 2009 at University of San Francisco School of Education Building at 2350 Turk Blvd.
An exciting addition to this year’s conference is a Silent Auction of Art. A wide variety of fabulous pieces have been donated by a group of outstanding illustrators. Local artists include Bob Barner, Elizabeth Gomez, Christy Hale, and Katherine Tillotson, who were part of last year’s panel “A View from the Bay: Conversations with Local Illustrators.” Also represented are Elisa Kleven, Lea Lyon, Stacey Schuett, Maria Van Lieshout, and Jane Wattenberg.
On top of these there will be art and limited edition books from past and present keynoters: Ashley Bryan, Debra Frasier, Naomi Shihab Nye. Peter Sis, Teri Sloat, Rosemary Wells – and, also some surprises…
This year’s keynote speakers are Rosemary Wells, Marilyn Nelson, Francisco Jimenez, Junko Yokota, Michael Cart, Theresa Breslin, and Sarah Ellis. Details of presenters and information about purchasing tickets for the Saturday dinner with featured speaker Angelica Carpenter at the Kabuki Hotel can be found online at http://www.soe.usfca.edu/institutes/reading_world/conference.html
They’ve even a blog created by Victoria Thorne that will keep up with the news. Excellent.
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