2016 Multicultural literature for children conference CFP

The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children celebrates its 32nd year in 2016 by exploring the role of multicultural literature in celebrating diversity in poetry prose and pictures. Nearly 200 writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars will gather for this inspiring, informative event, scheduled for April 7-8th, 2016 at Kent State University. Keynote speakers for 2016 include renowned author Nikki Grimes winner of this year’s Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; Margarita Engle, the first Latino author to receive the Newbery Honor award.

The conference board is currently accepting proposals for workshops for the 2016 conference. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 30, 2015. Please submit proposals using the form on the conference website: http://bit.ly/ProposalForm-VHC2016