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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Celebrating excellence in children’s and young adult literature

2022 Virtual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

The 2022 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival will continue to be held virtually next year. Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of festival participants, the festival steering committee has made this decision due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

The dates for next year’s festival are April 6-8, 2022. Our Southern Miss Medallion winner is award-winning author and illustrator, Brian Selznick, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Additional keynotes include Jen Bryant, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome, Nic Stone, Raúl the Third, Angie Thomas, Eric L. Tribunella, and Donna Washington

Registration Information
Registration for the 2022 Virtual Festival is $100 and CEUs will be offered to Mississippi educators. Registered virtual participants will have access to live sessions and recordings.  
At this time we are not able to accept cash registration payments.

Paying with a credit cardRegister here.
Paying with a purchase order or requisitionRegister here.
To register with a personal check please mail your check to:
Children's Book Festival Registration
School of Library and Information Science
118 College Drive #5146
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
Please make checks payable to the Children's Book Festival and include a phone number where you may be reached.

Tentative Daily Schedules

8:30 a.m. CST 
Welcome Session

9-10 a.m. CST 
Breakout Sessions

10:15-11:15 a.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

Noon-1:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
Coleen Salley Storytelling Session
Donna Washington

2-3:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
de Grummond Children's Literature Lecture
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

4-5:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Lecture
Eric L. Tribunella

9-10:30 a.m. CST Keynote Session
Jen Bryant

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
Southern Miss Medallion Session
Brian Selznick

1-2:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony

3-4 p.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

4:15-5:15 p.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

7-8 p.m. CST Keynote Session
EJK Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

9-10:30 a.m. CST Keynote Session
In Conversation with Nic Stone and Angie Thomas

10:45-11:45 a.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

Noon-1:30 p.m. CST Keynote Session
Raúl The Third

1:45-2:45 p.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

3-4 p.m. CST
Breakout Sessions

Contact Us

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Cook Library
118 College Dr. #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 30406

Hattiesburg Campus

Campus Map

Email
Karen.rowellFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4228

 

The Festival began in 1968.

Over 300 teachers and librarians attend each year.

CEUs are available to Mississippi educators.