Gayle A. Zeiter Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference Feb. 8

Join us for an evening with Caldecott Award-winning author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe and Clark County's Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson at the annual Gayle A. Zeiter Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference.

The conference will take place 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Additional information about the conference, including ticket information, is available online.

The Gayle A. Zeiter Literacy Development Center, Southern Nevada Writing Project, and the Lied Library are pleased to host this year's conference. The mission of the Zeiter conference is to engage teachers, librarians, budding authors and illustrators, university faculty, and students of all ages in an evening of exploration and engagement with renowned children's and young adult authors.

This year's conference features a keynote by Steptoe titled "The Value of Imperfect Heroes." Steptoe's presentation will focus on the richness of life lessons to be learned in exploring the imperfect heroes and why those heroes can be presented as role models for our students.

As a special addition to the conference this year, Robinson, Clark County's poet laureate, will share some of her incredible poetry.

Breakout sessions and roundtables will provide opportunities to learn ways to share and teach with children’s and young adult literature, to explore diverse topics in literature, and to learn more about fostering writing in the classroom.

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