The Virginia Hamilton Conference is the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults. Honoring author Virginia Hamilton, the conference reflects a commitment to promoting cultural awareness and affirming cultural pride while addressing the array of issues which surround the concept of culture. The conference is held each April at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
"Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference" is the theme for this year's conference, which features the remarkable Christopher Paul Curtis, the talented Andrea Davis Pinkney and the amazing illustrator David Diaz.
The Virginia Hamilton Conference is sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science and the College of Education, Health and Human Services and through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.
Dates: April 3 & 4, 2014
Theme: Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference
Location: Kent State University Student Center
Online: Click hereIn Person: Office of Continuing and Distance Education 120 N. Lincoln St. Kent, OH 44242
The 2014 Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth has announced a call for proposals that address the theme "Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference." The conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2014. Click here for details.