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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Complimentary coffee service offered from 8am to noon at the end of 2nd floor exhibitor’s hall.


7:30-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Social with Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science
Southern Miss SLIS invites you to grab breakfast and coffee while networking, socializing, and waking up with the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science
Cook Library Art Gallery

9-10 a.m.
General Session with Kevin Lewis
(0.1 CEU)

10:15-11:15 a.m. 

Medallion Session with Tamora Pierce
(0.1 CEU)

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ezra Jack Keats Awards Luncheon ($20)
(0.1 CEU)


1:30-3:00 p.m. Autographing at Barnes and Noble
Tamora Pierce, Sophie Blackall, Brian Floca, William Joyce, Kevin Lewis, Javaka Steptoe , Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners and breakout session presenters
Special Guests: Louise Borden, Chris Raschka and Paul O. Zelinsky


2:00-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

A1. Bibliotherapy: Finding Reads to Meet Your Children’s Needs
Jenifer Brea and Kim WallsRoom 210
(0.1 CEU) 

A2. Programs Aplenty: Programming Ideas for Everyone
Anna Brannin- Room 214
(0.1 CEU)

A3. Storytelling- More Than Just Listening
Dianne Butler- Room 216
(0.1 CEU)

A4. Google Expeditions in the Library
Kelly Matthews and Jeannie Thompson - Room 218 B
(0.1 CEU)

A5. How Do I Talk About it with Them?: Explaining Death and Loss to a Child through Books
The Grief and Bereavement class in the Southern Miss School of Social Work- Room 218 A
(0.1 CEU)


3:15-4:15 P.M.
General Session- Southern Writer’s Panel
Jan Eldridge, Chuck Galey, Jo Hackl, Linda Williams Jackson, Irene Latham, Corabel Shofner, Moderator Jenny Brown
(0.1 CEU)

4:30-5:30 p.m. Keats Lecture with Bweela Steptoe
(0.1 CEU)


7 p.m.
Celebration of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Hors d’ourves and cash bar
Hattiesburg Train Depot
Co-sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection

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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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