International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk and Fairy Tales

International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk and Fairytales
Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 9 am-4 pm
Madison Concourse Hotel

Thank you to those who joined us for this event! This was a workshop for preservice and current educators, librarians, and children’s literature enthusiasts. The daylong event featured an expert from UW-Madison and three award-winning children’s literature or YA authors. Authors gave presentations on their work, engaged in a roundtable discussion, and signed copies of their books for attendees. Lunch and refreshments were provided.

Click on the links for the agenda, workshop activities, and book list.


We were thrilled to welcome award-winning authors in person:

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

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

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

*This workshop was 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.