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Press Release Fun: Kidlit Con 2010

I made the first two years, then missed the second two.  This year, I intend to be there with bells on.  It’s the Kidlit Con 2010!  Every year the children’s literary bloggers and their author/illustrator/publishing friends gather in a city to discuss the state of the world in literature for our youth today.  This year is no different.  From the Kidlit Con blog:

Greetings, Kidlit Blogdom!

Welcome to the first informational post for the Kidlitosphere 2010 Conference!

This year’s conference will be hosted by Andrew Karre (Carolrhoda), Ben Barnhart (Milkweed Editions) and Brian Farrey (Flux) in beautiful downtown Minneapolis.

Let’s start with the basics:

Where: Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010

The rough schedule calls for a wine and cheese reception on the night of Friday the 22nd, a day of workshops and panels on the 23rd, followed by a closing conference dinner in the evening.

We’re still working out the details of cost for the conference and hotel; we hope to have all the particulars very soon. Our goal is to make the cost comparable to past conferences. Once we’ve finished getting bids, we’ll post registration information. BUT, if you send an e-mail right now to with the subject line “Intent to Register,” you will receive $5.00 off the cost of registration.

Later this week, we’ll be posting a call for submissions. This is your chance to submit ideas for workshops/panels that you’d like to present or organize.

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Please note that THIS BLOG will be your BEST source for up to date information.

Lots more info to come in the next few weeks. (We’re working on a few fun surprises…) For now, start spreading the word! Be a fan on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Let people know when the conference is and to start their plans to attend/present/support!
About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth 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.


  1. I need to hang out with librarians more ~ I had no idea there was a KidLit Conference! Thanks for posting the info!


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