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PRE-CONFERENCE FOR LOCAL WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS 

FAY B. KAIGLER CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL

A workshop for aspiring writers and illustrators. No experience required!

Details

Date: April 9, 2024

Location: Cook Library, Room 206Z

Cost: $75 (includes lunch)

Limited to 40 participants

Registration Deadline, March 25

10 a.m. 

Morning Workshop with Agent Kaitlyn Katsoupis 

Crafting Content for Children’s Spaces

This session will discuss what it means to write for a target audience of MG and YA readers. Kaitlyn Katsoupis will address elements of voice, marketability, and more, while giving guidance on what it means to find a balance between writer and content. If time allows, a Q&A will take place at the end of the talk. 

 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Included (please provide dietary restrictions when registering) 

 

1 to 2:15 p.m. 

Afternoon Panel of Local Published Authors and Illustrators 

The Paths to Publication

 

This session will feature local published authors and illustrators, who will discuss their various paths to becoming published book creators. With a variety of genres and age levels represented in the panel’s published books, audience members will gain a better understanding of the various ways to get their work into the hands of readers.  

 

Panel guests:  

 

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Optional Tour of the de Grummond Tour Collection: Late Afternoon 

Questions? Contact Karlie Herndon, Curator, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

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