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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Tentative Schedule

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This is a tentative schedule of major speakers and events.  A detailed schedule of workshops and presentations will be available in January. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for Mississippi educators.  A total of 17 instructional hours are available giving attendees the opportunity to earn up to 1.7 CEUs.

View the 2020 Tentative Schedule with Workshops and Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, April 1

9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Workshops and Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. Welcome Session

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Coleen Salley Storytelling Luncheon with Michael Fry ($20)*

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. de Grummond Lecture with Sonia Manzano

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Autographing (Barnes & Noble)

Thursday, April 2

9 - 10 a.m.  General Session with Matthew Cordell

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Medallion Session with Rita Williams-Garcia

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ezra Jack Keats Awards Luncheon ($20)*

1:30– 3 p.m. Autographing (Barnes & Noble)

3:15-4:15 p.m. Ezra Jack Keats Lecture with Randy Testa

4:30-5:30 p.m. General Session with Megan McDonald

7 p.m. Celebration of the Ezra Jack Keats Awards


Friday, April 3

9 – 10 a.m. General Session with Daniel José Older

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Autographing (Barnes & Noble)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Jason Reynolds ($20)*

1:45 – 4 p.m. Workshops and Sessions


*Attendees that purchase the luncheon ticket will have priority seating.  All other conference attendees are welcome to sit in on the sessions after those with tickets have gotten their food.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Southern Miss SLIS
118 College Dr. #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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