Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, founded in 1996, seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska who host interactive workshops and keynotes for school children and adults.

Upcoming Plum Creek Events

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4th Annual Breakfast and Books

This annual event features workshops and keynotes from nationally recognized children's books authors, illustrators and literacy experts. This year's event will include Stephen T. Johnson, Mark Teague and more fun! Registration for the July 23 Breakfast and Books Program is now open through July 15.

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Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival Adult Conference

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

Apr 17, 2021 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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25th Annual Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival is postponed until April 15-17, 2021

The Plum Creek Literacy Festival’s fall event is postponed until April 15-17, 2021. This decision was made based on guidance from our local health officials, the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the continued uncertainty about the virus and the impact it’s having on travel, schools and the public’s health. 

The festival's mission and ministry will still continue this fall! We are constantly working on new ways to support literacy in our schools and libraries. 

Be on the lookout for information on the annual art auction, which will happen late September/early October; a new logo reveal; information on the 25th Anniversary Fundraising campaign; and updates as to how the festival might look in April. 

Thank you for your understanding and your support! More information about the April event will be posted here as soon as it’s available.  

Children's Day

Friday, April 16, 2021

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, April 17, 2021

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

Register online

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Special Bundle Opportunity

Bring 4 professionals from the same building and register for the full conference and luncheon at a special rate of $100 per attendee ($100 total savings when you take advantage of this offer!)

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Encouraging a Love of Reading, Writing and Books

Founded in 1996, the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska. The festival started as a one day, one author event, with about 200 adults and children attending. Since then, it has grown to three days of presentations, with 10 authors and illustrators in 2014. Since 2013, more than 10,000 children and adults attend the festival each year. It currently includes sessions for elementary, middle-level and secondary students as well as adults.

Explore the festival's history

For questions about Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival, please contact

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Dylan Teut

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Director, Interim Literacy Faculty