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Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival was founded in 1996 and seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska.

September 19-21, 2019

Register for Friday, September 20, 2019 Children's Day

Children's Day

Friday, September 20

Bring your K-8 classroom to Concordia's Campus to learn from the world-renowned authors and illustrators and experience interactive exhibits!


Adult Conference

Saturday, September 21

A specialized conference designed for educators and literary enthusiasts. Lunch is available and qualifies for graduate credit and CEUs.


Downloadable Forms

General Registration
Concordia Nebraska Student/Faculty Registration
Visiting Undergraduate/ CUNE Graduate Student/ Visiting Faculty Registration

Featured Authors, Illustrators & Conference Leaders

Photo of Sarah Albee
Sarah Albee
Photo of Ben Clanton
Ben Clanton
Author, Illustrator
 Photo of Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo
Photo of Rita Williams Garcia
Rita Williams Garcia
Photo of Lita Judge
Lita Judge
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Alan Katz
Alan Katz
Photo of Kate Messner
Kate Messner
Photo of Florence Minor
Florence Minor
Photo of Wendell Minor
Wendell Minor
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Barbara O'Connor
Barbara O'Connor
Photo of Lin Oliver
Lin Oliver
Photo of Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Photo of Lori Richmond
Lori Richmond
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Stephen Savage
Stephen Savage
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Matt Tavares
Matt Tavares
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Duncan Tonatiuh
Duncan Tonatiuh
Author, Illustrator
Photo of Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson
Photo of Matt Glover
Matt Glover
Literacy Expert
Photo of Penny Kittle
Penny Kittle
Literacy Expert

General Overview of Saturday 9/21 Schedule

Registration/Book Sales/Autographing Janzow Campus Center7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Sectional 19 - 9:45 a.m.
Sectional 210 - 10:45 a.m.
Sectional 311 - 11:45 a.m.
Luncheon with Kate DiCamillo, Givaways, and 2020 Line Up Reveal Cattle Conference Room12 - 2 p.m.
Sectional 42 - 2:45 p.m.
Closing Keynote with Jacqueline Woodson Weller Auditorium3 - 4 p.m.
Book Sales/Autographing Janzow Campus Center4 - 5 p.m.