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.

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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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Upcoming Plum Creek Events

Children's Days

Thursday and Friday, April 15-16, 2021

We will not be hosting our traditional children's day on campus this spring. Instead, we will be sending authors to school buildings.

If you're interested in bringing an author to your building on April 15 or 16, please apply by filling out this form. The application deadline is Jan. 30.

Children's Days Application Form

Mark Your Calendars!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the September 2021 festival, scheduled for Sept. 23-25, 2021! More updates to come!

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

Downloadable Forms

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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5th Annual Breakfast and Books

Wake up and come celebrate literacy with us! Breakfast and Books is aimed toward teachers, librarians, book writers and illustrators, and book lovers and will consist of book sales, breakfast and keynote addresses. An incredible line up of well-known illustrators are joining us for our fifth annual Plum Creek Literacy Festival Breakfast and Books program!

Mar 20, 2021

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Plum Creek 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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Authors and Illustrators

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Jon Agee

Author, Illustrator

Marc Brown

Author, Illustrator

Bryan Collier

Author, Illustrator

Jacqueline Davies

Author

Heather Fox

Illustrator

John Hendrix

Author, Illustrator

Laurie Keller

Author, Illustrator

A.S. King

Author

Gordon Korman

Author

Steve Light

Author, Illustrator

Torrey Maldonado

Author

Daniel Miyares

Author, Illustrator

Sherri Duskey Rinker

Author

Grant Snider

Author, Illustrator

Javaka Steptoe

Author, Illustrator

Jonathan Stutzman

Author

Evan Turk

Author, Illustrator

Jennifer Ward

Author, Illustrator

Gene Luen Yang

Author, Illustrator

Literacy Experts

Kathy Collins

Literacy Expert

Dr. Lauren Gatti

Literacy Expert

Sidney Keys III

Literacy Expert

Regie Routman

Literacy Expert

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Encouraging a Love of Reading, Writing and Books

Founded in 1996, the Plum Creek 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 Literacy Festival, please contact

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Dylan C. Teut, M.Ed., MPhil

Plum Creek Literacy Festival Director, Interim Literacy Faculty