Children's Literature Conference

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Children's Literature Conference

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Presented by the UW Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language

November 3, 2018

UW Oshkosh | Sage Hall 1210

The UW Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language presents a Children's Literature Conference designed for K-12 teachers and librarians. The conference features four keynote presentations by authors of children's and young adult books. The authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase at the conference.

Sign up by October 14 to receive early bird pricing!

$60 -  UW Oshkosh Students | $120 - Fox Valley Reading Council Members | $145 -  Literacy Professionals

This conference is for adults. If you would like information on author
presentations for children, please visit

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Time    Event Item     
8:30 - 9 a.m.        

Book Sales & Autographs  

9 a.m. Welcome
9:10 - 10:20 a.m.     Barbara Joosse   Mama Book
10:30 - 11:40 a.m. Eric Litwin Pete the Cat

11:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.  
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.

Book Sales & Autographs   

12:55 - 2:05 p.m. Matt de la Peña Last Stop
2:15 - 3:25 p.m. Sharon Draper Out of my Mind
3:25 - 4:00 p.m. Book Sales & Autographs 


Graduate Course

A one-credit graduate-level course is being offered in conjunction with the conference. Participants must register and pay for the course separate from registering and paying for the conference. The course requires attendance at class meetings on Friday, November 2 and another date TBD from 5:00-8:00 pm in Clow 232, as well as attendance at the full conference on Saturday, November 3.

UW Oshkosh students should register online through the Titan Web registration system for Literacy 764 (271D) #33287.  All others should contact to register.

The tuition/cost for the 1-credit class is $300 and will be billed to participants by the University’s Student Accounts department. This $300 tuition fee is in addition to the conference registration fees.



If you are in need of accommodations for the night of Friday, November 2, there are multiple options available in Oshkosh:

Best Western Premier-Waterfront Hotel

  • Discounted rate of $92.99 plus taxes and fees

  • Contact the hotel at 920-230-1900 or 855-230-1900 and ask for the UWO Children’s Lit Conference Rate Code

  • This hotel does not offer breakfast but is connected to the Ground Round at River’s Edge

  • In order to secure accommodations, we recommend calling early

Hilton Garden Hotel

  • Discounted rate of $89 plus taxes and fees

  • Please call the hotel at 920-966-1300 to book rooms under UW Oshkosh CLC or group code: UWOCLC

Gruenhagen Conference Center

  • Standard Service: $30/night (includes 2 twin beds, pillow, sheets, mattress pad, dresser, closets, microwave, and refrigerator)

  • Full Service: $40/night (includes standard service plus towel set and soap)

  • Contact Guest Reservations at 920-424-1106 and reference the UWO Children’s Lit Conference


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