International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk and Fairy Tales

Registration closes Monday, November 20

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 9am-4pm
Where: Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI
Who is this for: K-12 educators, librarians, children’s literature enthusiasts
Cost: $25* – includes lunch and author signing session

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International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk and Fairytales is a workshop for educators, librarians, students and children’s literature enthusiasts. The day long event will feature three award-winning authors and experts from UW-Madison. Authors will present mini lectures, engage in a roundtable discussion, and sign copies of their books for attendees. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We are excited to welcome award-winning authors in person:

Rochelle Hassan, author of The Buried and the Bound (ages 14-18)

Karla Arenas Valenti, author of Loteria (ages 8-12)

Lori M. Lee, author of Pahua and the Soul Stealer (ages 8-12)

First 25 registrants will receive a book bundle, including all books listed above plus New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales, edited by Christa C. Jones and Claudia Schwabe

WIRC is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary one-night stays at the Concourse Hotel (Friday, December 1st). This is only available to K-12 educators who live more than 1 hour away.

*This workshop is funded by grants from the US Department of Education, which prohibit us from using these funds to pay for food. Thus, the $25 registration fee is needed to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. 


Sponsored by members of WIRC: LACIS, CREECA, IRIS NRC, Middle East Studies Program, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, African Studies Program, European Studies, Center for South Asia, and co-sponsored with Asian American Studies at UW-Madison.