Date: June 04, 2021 to June 08, 2021
Where: Honolulu, Honolulu,, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, 96813
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
Children's Literature Hawai'i is excited to present the 20th iteration of their biennial conference on literature and Hawaii's children with the theme: A Net Full of Stories, Real and Imagined. This conference is a free celebration for parents, teachers, librarians, writers, and illustrators and others interested in children's literature. It will be held virtually and will feature author Lehua Parker and artist Caren Loebel-Fried. The conference kicks off with a virtual performance by Honolulu Theatre for Youth on Friday, June 4th streaming from Tenney Theatre. Keynote, public, and paid premium sessions begin Saturday, June 5th. Keep an eye on our website for more information on Story Magic, a variety of activities geared toward Hawaii's youth. Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to Teen Track sessions where aspiring teen writers will get the chance to work with Lehua Parker and budding artists will have the same opportunity with Caren Loebel-Fried. Children's Literature Hawai‘i believes that literature should be a primary part of every child's education. They promote opportunities to experience, interpret, and create children's literature through activities such as reading, storytelling, art, drama, song, and scholarly discussion. CLH partners with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's English Department and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Since 1982, internationally recognized authors and illustrators have inspired and educated participants at the conference, which is the longest running event in Hawai'i exclusively devoted to literature for children. While admission is free and open to the public, there is a $25 fee ($20 for CLH members) for a few optional professional sessions with the two main guests.