As an integral part of Georgia's literacy initiative for half a century, the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature draws hundreds of teachers, school media specialists, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and children's literature scholars from the Southeast and beyond. The conference also hosts the finals of the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, a statewide competition for students in grades 4-12.
The two-day conference at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel and is organized by the Department of Language and Literacy Education.
The conference is also closely connected to the Georgia Children's Book Awards.
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23 March 2018
This will be our 49th year of celebrating the writing, illustrating, and use of books for children.
1 April 2018
Nominations open for the 2018-2019 Georgia Children's Book Awards.
Plan your time at this year's conference and learn more about our award-winning speakers.Learn More
By donating to the Georgia Book Awards and Conference on Children's Literature, you are supporting a 50-year legacy of celebrating quality children's books for Georgia students.
I love this conference! I always learn something and come away energized.
After a two-year absence from the conference, it was GREAT to be back! I am retired now but still LOVE to attend. It's always inspiring to meet the authors and illustrators who are forever my HEROES!
Out of all the conferences I've attended, this one is the best! What other conferences is there a chance you will be on the elevator with an author/illustrator or even have one come to your table and sit down with you?
For 50 years, our conference has celebrated top authors and illustrators from around the world.