A week from Saturday, the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis will be abuzz with people who make--or aspire to make--kids' books. The big draw for this year's Children's Literature Conference seems to be an appearance by Arthur Levine, billed as the American editor for the Harry Potter series. Although the other speakers are impressive as well, I'd love to hear what he has to say in particular. (But I have a standing gig at home, reading Curious George to my own kid-lit fan.)
It's $85 per person to attend the events, plus another $45 if you want Mr. Levine and others to critique your manuscript or portfolio. The general public is invited to attend the free Meet the Authors Gala on Friday night (1/25) at the new Central Library.