Plum Creek Literacy Festival

The award-winning Plum Creek 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.

Plum Creek Literacy Festival

On a Mission

The Plum Creek Literacy Festival is a ministry of Concordia that embodies the university’s Promises of a Lutheran Education. With opportunities to explore the world’s rich traditions and cultures, festival-goers can enjoy a community of book enthusiasts eager to share their wisdom, foster new thoughts and insights, and enliven faith-seeking understanding for service to others. Encouraging youth to develop their God-given talents and sense of purpose for the future is embedded in the Christ-centered mission of the festival.

About the Festival
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Plum Creek Literacy Festival Children's Day

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

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Plum Creek Literacy Festival Adult Conference

With opportunities to explore the world’s rich traditions and cultures, festival-goers can enjoy a community of book enthusiasts eager to share their wisdom, foster new thoughts and insights and enliven faith-seeking understanding for service to others.

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Books as the Window to the World

To best serve the diverse population attending the festival, Plum Creek invites a wide range of book creators who bring various viewpoints and selects titles that provide opportunity for readers to develop a broader understanding of His kingdom. This approach allows participants to consider experiences both different from and reflective of their own and to think critically about the narratives and characters they encounter in the books they read by the creators they meet.

Plum Creek Literacy Satellite Festival 2021

See how Concordia education students shared their passion for literacy with Omaha elementary students during the Plum Creek Satellite Festival in the fall of 2021, with special guests author Demetria Ballard and artist Frank Morrison. 

Plum Creek Literacy Festival's 25th Anniversary Campaign

God has been gracious and blessed the Plum Creek Literacy Festival in countless ways over the past 25 years. From our humble beginnings of one day, one author, 200 students in 1996 to three days, 16 authors and more than 15,000 participants in recent years, we thank God and we also stop to reflect and ask, "Where do we go next?"

Our 25th Anniversary Campaign is raising funds to ensure the festival continues to make a positive impact on students, educators and literacy champions for another 25 years!

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