“Pearls of Wisdom:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference”
The 30th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Kent State University Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults. “Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference” is the theme for this year’s conference, which will feature the remarkable Christopher Paul Curtis, the talented Andrea Davis Pinkney and the amazing illustrator, David Diaz. The Virginia Hamilton Conference is pleased to be a forum that brings together renowned national and local writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars and showcases some of the country’s top talents in multicultural literature for youth. The April 3 evening program includes a pasta dinner, a keynote address by the 16th Annual Virginia Hamilton Literary Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis, followed by a performance. Friday, April 4, features a full complement of workshops and keynote addresses by the authors.
Contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at (330) 672-3100 or register on-line at http://www.yourtrainingresource.com (Click Programs, Conference).
For more information visit the conference Web site at http://www.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconference/index.cfm.