Saturday, February 27, 2010

Upcoming MN Children's Book Events

This was such a great post by my fellow children's book illustrator Christina Rodriguez, that i had to repost it here!

Attention children’s book and YA writers, illustrators, librarians, readers and enthusiasts: you’re in luck if you live in or near the Twin Cities! You wouldn’t believe how many awesome events are coming up this year for folks like us. There is at least one children’s literature event nearly every month from now until October! I’m very proud of my state for being so supportive of its talent!

Mark your calendars:


February 17

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference


March 13

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Children’s Literature Network Publicity Workshop


April 17

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Minnesota SCBWI Spring Workshop


April 17

6:30pm – 9pm

Minnesota Book Awards Gala


April 24

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Kerlan Award Luncheon and Lecture


May 1-2

The Loft’s Children’s and YA Literature Conference


May 15

Details TBA

Minnesota SCBWI Spring Fling

Fri. – Sat.

May 21-22

Children’s Literature Network School Presentations Workshop


June 12

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Minnesota SCBWI Summer Workshop


June 21-22

St. Cloud Children’s Literature Workshop


July 10

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Minnesota SCBWI Summer Field Trip


Sept. 11

12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Anderson Center’s Celebration of Children’s Literature

Thurs. – Sun.

Sept. 30 –
Oct. 3

Northwoods Children’s Book Conference and Writer Retreat

Not included (because we’ve not “officially” set our date yet): The Minnesota SCBWI Annual Conference. This will take place sometime in September or October.

Please note that all of this information is subject to change. Be sure to check out each event’s page often for the most accurate updates.