February 25, 2012
Nick Bruel, author of a number of books, including his Bad Kitty series. His 2011 books are Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and A Bad Kitty Christmas. In January, Bad Kitty for President is due to be released. Mr. Bruel will provide a keynote address and an informal Meet the Author session.
Phillip Hoose, a nonfiction author for youth. The latest work from Mr. Hoose is the award winning biography, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. He will provide a keynote address and an informal session on the process of writing nonfiction.
Shannon Hale, author of fantasy staples including The Goose Girl and Princess Academy. Ms. Hale also has written two novels for Jane Austen fans, Austenland and Midnight in Austenland (due for release in January). Ms. Hale will give a keynote presentation and an informal Meet the Author session.
Concurrent session presenters will include Shirley Mullin talking about the best youth books of 2011, Michele Farley sharing insights as a member of the Caldecott Medal jury, and a panel of four Hoosier young adult authors (Christine Johnson, Claire de Lune and Nocturne; Julia Karr, XVI; Saundra Mitchell, The Vespertine; and Mike Mullin, Ashfall).
Conference registration is $85.00, which includes parking. An optional box lunch can also be ordered for an additional $10.00. Checks or purchase orders only will be accepted. The deadline for registration is February 10, 2012. LEUs and PGPs will be offered.
The conference will be held at the Central Library of The Indianapolis Public Library.
Co-sponsors of the conference are Indiana State Library; Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis; The Indianapolis Public Library; and Kids Ink.