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.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 04:33 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 12:56 PM
Flo Cunningham

In America, conversations about grief and loss are often avoided, and in art, tend to be sugarcoated, or even “corny.”

Kent State Assistant Professor and independent filmmaker Dana White is changing that narrative through her work, and was recently recognized by the Ohio Arts Council.

As a digital media production student, Ailene Joven, '21, began creating the short film “Define” during the early days of COVID-19. Several years later, that film is set to be screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on March 28, 2023.

Kent State alumna Courtney Flickinger, ’20, has been using communication skills to advocate for aging populations since her senior year of college. In 2019, she was a communications intern with Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, and has since began her career there as a Communication Specialist. This semester, she’s sharing her knowledge and experiences with students in two Communication Studies courses.