Children's Literature Conference

October 14 & 15, 2022

Sturgeon Bay Locations

This conference is for adults who want to write for children. Tracks will be offered in writing picture books, middle-grade books, and young adult literature. The conference will present a diverse line-up of writers and subject matters, including immigrant/refugee issues, self-esteem and bullying, social justice, and more. The conference will consist of several panel discussions, breakout sessions, and talks by professionals in the field of children's literature.

PLEASE NOTE: This is one of the busiest weekends in Door County! Make your room reservations as soon as possible. Click here to visit Destination Door County for accommodation information. 

2022 Children's Literature Conference Presenters

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Anika Fajardo

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Molly Beth Griffin

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Kim Johnson

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Dana Alison Levy

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Matt Mendez

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Baptiste Paul

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Gary Eldon Peter

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Bao Phi

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Kashmira Sheth

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Phil Stamper

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Jennifer Torres

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Kao Kalia Yang

Full Schedule: Children's Literature Conference 2022

  • Friday, October 14: Panel Discussions, Writing Workshops, & Reception

    8:00 - 8:45 am: Registration/Check-In


    9:00 - 10:15 am: Picture Book Panel with Molly Beth Griffin, Baptiste Paul, Bao Phi, and Kao Kalia Yang


    10:30 am - noon: Picture Book Track: Baptiste Paul; Middle Grade Track: Kashmira Sheth; Young Adult Track: Gary Eldon Peter


    Noon - 1:30 pm: Individual Lunch Break


    1:30 - 2:45 pm: Middle Grade Panel with Anika Fajardo, Dana Alison Levy, Kashmira Sheth, and Jennifer Torres


    3:00 - 4:30 pm: Picture Book Track: Bao Phi; Middle Grade Track: Jennifer Torres; Young Adult Track: Kim Johnson


    5:00 - 6:30 pm: Reception


    6:45 - 8:00 pm: Critique groups (optional)*


  • Saturday, October 15: Panel Discussion, Writing Workshops, & Reception

    8:00 - 8:45 am: Registration/Check-In

    9:00 - 10:15 am: Literary Agent

    10:30 am - noon: Picture Book Track: Molly Beth Griffin; Middle Grade Track: Dana Alison Levy; Young Adult Track: Matt Mendez

    Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch break

    1:30 - 2:45 pm: Young Adult Panel with Kim Johnson, Matt Mendez, Gary Eldon Peter, Phil Stamper

    3:00 - 4:30 pm: Picture Book Track: Kao Kalia Yang; Middle Grade Track: Anika Fajardo; Young Adult Track: Phil Stamper

    4:45 - 5:00 pm: Closing Comments

    5:00 - 6:30 pm: Social: writers' exchange; resources and support; SCBWI meet and greet*

    *Subject to change

2022 Presenting Faculty

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V.T. Bidania

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Anika Fajardo

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Kim Johnson

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Matt Mendez

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Baptiste Paul

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Bao Phi

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Kashmira Sheth

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Phil Stamper

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Jennifer Torres

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Kao Kalia Yang

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