Virginia Hamilton Conference Board Seeks Proposals

The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children celebrates its 31st year in 2015 by exploring the role of multicultural literature in building global citizens who will be prepared to serve and lead future generations. Nearly 200 writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars will gather for this inspiring, informative event, scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2015, at Kent State University. 

Keynote speakers for 2015 include renowned author and illustrator David Macaulay (photo, right), winner of this year’s Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; Grace Lin, Newbery Honor children's writer and illustrator; and Rita Williams-Garcia, winner of a Newbery Honor Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

The conference board is currently accepting proposals for workshops for the 2015 conference. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 30, 2014. Please submit proposals using the form on the conference website.