Children’s Literature Conference

The Butler Children’s Literature Center, in cooperation with the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago, presents a day-long literature conference celebrating the illuminating power of books for children and teens:

The Truth About Beginnings

Friday, September 25th 8:30am-4:30pm

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
(room to be announced)
River Forest, IL 60305

Sessions include:

Beginning Stories

Tim Tingle, renowned author, storyteller, and winner of the Jane Addams Award for Crossing Bok Chitto

The Truth about Beginnings Book Discussion

Thom Barthelmess, Lecturer and Curator Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University

Teens in Transylvania: Young Adults and the Supernatural

Janice Del Negro, author and GSLIS Assistant Professor, Dominican University

Poetry: Beginnings and Innings

Michael Leonard, GSLIS Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University

My True Beginning , an interactive panel presentation on the first book that mattered

Jill Bambenek, Public Services Librarian Rebecca Crown Library, Dominican University, and;
Victoria (Vicki) Rakowski and Melanie M. Walski, current graduate students, Dominican University

Your registration includes:

6 (six) continuing education credits

Morning snacks, box lunch and afternoon snacks

Book sale and signing, courtesy of Anderson’s Bookshops

$100 after September 10, 2009

$40 Dominican University Students

register here:

or call the Dominican University Box Office at 708-488-5000

For more information, contact Thom Barthelmess:

708.524.6861 or

download .pdf form: here


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