45th Annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar
Activism, Advocacy and History in Youth Literature
Friday, November 4, 2022
Online Event! 9:00 am-3:00 pm/Zoom/Free
Featuring award-winning authors Ruta Sepetys, Kyle Lukoff, and Ruth Forman.
Join us for our 45th Annual Youth Literature Seminar where we celebrate activism and taking a stand through children’s literature.
We are so excited to hear from Kyle Lukoff, Ruth Forman, and Ruta Sepetys this year! The day will include author keynotes and multiple breakout sessions. Celebrate activism, advocacy, and history through youth literature together in this day-long seminar geared towards educators, students, and anyone with an interest in youth literature. The Youth Literature Seminar is a long-standing tradition at Kalamazoo Public Library. The seminar is named after Kalamazoo Children’s Librarian, Mary Calletto Rife. Mary created a legacy of sharing books with children and we are honored to celebrate her work every November by bringing award-winning authors to Kalamazoo.
Schedule of Events PDF
8:30–10 am: Opening Keynote with Ruta Sepetys
10:15–11 am: Choose your breakout session
11:15 am–12:15 pm: Midday Keynote with Kyle Lukoff
12:45–1:30 pm: Choose your breakout session
1:45–3:00 pm: Closing Keynote with Ruth Forman