Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey Bloggers: Tomorrow I Leave for Kidlit Con 2010 in Minneapolis

Tomorrow I'm off to Minneapolis for Kidlit Con 2010! Kidlit Con is a conference just for the community of children's and young adult book bloggers. The 2010 event will be held at Open Book in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 23 and is hosted by three kidlit editors--Andrew Karre (Carolrhoda), Ben Barnhart (Milkweed), and Brian Farrey (Flux). Blogger and New York Times Bestselling Author Maggie Stiefvater is the keynote speaker for the event, which includes a full day of innovative and informative sessions.
 
Gathering at Kidlit Con allows bloggers who deal in kidlit (including editors, writers, librarians, teachers, reviewers) to instruct and learn from one another. It's also a great excuse to get out from behind our computers and meet one another in the flesh! During the Friday night and Saturday events well be discussing things like best practices, blog tours, YA and MG blogging, publicity, school visits via social media, and more.

I'll be offering my takeaway from the event in this space, so please tune in next week. I'll also be tweeting throughout so check out my Twitter feed and search for #kidlitcon.

In the meantime, is there anything you'd like me to ask? Any blogging-specific questions you'd like answers to? Please let me know via comments.

1 comment:

Margaret H. Mason said...

Hi Alice – I thought perhaps some of the readers of your blog - or some of the Kidlit Con attendees - might be interested in joining a new Facebook group: One Million to Save Picture Books! -- created in response to the recent New York Times article (the one that reported parents are saying, "My kids don't need books with pictures anymore.")

It is an open group - everyone is invited to join and pass the word/add your friends (although some people don’t find it when they search, and have had to paste this link (without the apostrophes) into their browser to find the page):

‘http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/home.php?sk=group_159866324045455&ap=1’

The idea is – get a million people to join and then ask the NYT to take note… people ARE reading picture books!

Thanks & cheers!

Margaret

Margaret H. Mason
Ferndale, MI
www.callingmrtoad.com