Date(s) - 04/24/2015 - 04/25/2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Boise State University
1910 University Drive - Boise, ID 83725
7th Annual Idaho Conference on Youth and Children's Literature and Writing
April 24-25, 2015
A conference for readers, writers, teachers, and librarians of youth and children’s literature
Utah/Southern Idaho SCBWI
Boise State University Department of Literacy, Language and Culture
Idaho Chapter of the International Reading Association, ICIRA
Kristyn Crow, an author who likes to use rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to make reading a fun experience for children and parents everywhere. Books include Zombelina, Cool Daddy Rat, Skeleton Cat, and more.
Sean McCarthy, agent and owner of Sean McCarthy Literary Agency, a full service literary agency specializing in children's books of all ages.
Matt de la Peña is the author of four critically-acclaimed young adult novels—Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and I Will Save You—and the award-winning picture book A Nation’s Hope: The story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. In 2013, his fifth YA novel, The Living, will be released, along with his first middle grade novel, Curse of the Ancients.
Suzanne Morgan Williams writes real books for real kids including Bull Rider and China's Daughters.
Get tips on improving your writing from established and upcoming authors.
Discover publication paths from current authors.
Earn graduate, undergraduate, or in-service (continuing education) credit through BSU.
Hear manuscript critiques from an agent.
Eat with participants and speakers.
Park on campus for free.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Book signing by authors:
Friday, April 24, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm
Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th Street, in Boise between Main and Idaho
ICIRA Reception, Awards Dinner:
When: Friday, April 24, 2014, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Boise State University, Bishop Barnwell Room
Conference Workshops and Lectures:
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Where: Boise State University, Lookout Room
REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION AT IDDCLW.COM
SCBWI members can register for the conference as well as add-ons: lunch, manuscript critique, Friday dinner at IDDCLW.COM. The base price for members is $100. For general or non-member admission, the base price is $130.