Children's literature conference brings authors to Bellingham


BELLINGHAM - Fans of children's books can attend a Children's Literature Conference at Western Washington University Saturday, March 1, or see one of the featured authors live Monday, March 3.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at WWU's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The cost is $125, including a continental breakfast and lunch, with discounts available for full-time students and retired teachers.

The conference will include presentations from four authors and illustrators, with the goal of giving writers and readers a look at the process behind children's books.

The featured guests for the conference are Nic Bishop, Jennifer Holm, Steve Sheinkin and Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Bishop is an author and photographer of nature books for children. Holm is the author of the "Babymouse" series of graphic novels and has received Newbery Honors for her work. Vaccaro Seeger is an author and illustrator of a series for beginning readers.

Sheinkin is this year's Whatcom Reads Kids and Teens author who has written such nonfiction as "Bomb: the Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon."

He will visit Geneva Elementary School, Blaine Middle School and Lynden Middle School, and he'll speak at an event open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Whatcom Middle School. The public event is free.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or

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