Plum Creek Literacy Conference

The 19th Plum Creek Literacy Conference for adults will feature well-known authors, literacy experts, an exhibit of art from the Golden Books collection and more.

It will all convene on the campus of Concordia University in Seward on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The conference follows the Friday Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, also at Concordia.

Teachers, administrators, media specialists and book lovers are invited to hear visiting authors and illustrators, as well as additional literacy experts. Featured at the noon luncheon will be Rosemary Wells, well-known author of the Max and Ruby series. Her topic will be Booking Up Our Kids.

A special exhibit, The Golden Legacy, is scheduled for Concordia’s Marxhausen Gallery. The traveling exhibit features original illustrations from the Little Golden Books series, and is on loan from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, TX.

Also featured: Twyla Hansen, Nebraska’s State Poet.

Other featured authors and illustrators will include Nick Bruel, Floyd Cooper, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kurrus, J. Patrick Lewis, Brian Lies, Dandi Mackall, Jim Murphy and April Pulley Sayre. Topics will include Science Storytimes with Wild Words; A Children’s Poet Goes Back to School; Read a Classic, Write a Classic; Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow’s Literature; and The Secret to Writing Stories.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., as well as autographing by the authors. The first session begins at 9 a.m. Registration for the Adult Conference is $75, and includes the luncheon with Rosemary Wells and five sessions during the day. Payment and registration forms for the conference are available from Vikki Gremel at 402-643-7483, or on the website at: