September 11, 2017

22nd Annual Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Literacy Resources

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival will light up Concordia Nebraska’s campus again this September 28 through 30. Founded in 1996, the event encourages a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska.

Each year, the autumnal festival brings thousands of children and adults to the campus for talks and workshops with an incredible lineup of featured speakers, dozens of activities and mountains of acclaimed books. The festival includes sessions for students of all ages, and a conference for adults featuring leading literacy experts.


2017 Lineup

Here’s a brief rundown of the three-day event:

Thursday, September 28

Featured speakers present, share and spread the love of books at local schools.

Friday, September 29

Back to the campus to celebrate Children’s Day—where teachers can bring their k-8 classroom to learn from acclaimed authors and illustrators and experience interactive exhibits.

Saturday, September 30

The final day of the event is reserved for the adult conference—designed for educators and literary enthusiasts alike. The lineup boasts literacy experts and authors, including keynote speaker Patricia MacLachlan, Newberry Medal winner for Sarah, Plain and Tall.


Share Your Passion for Reading and Writing

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival is at the forefront of the literacy movement—helping students get excited about reading and inspiring educators to take even greater initiative in cultivating lifelong readers.

We’re so excited to be able to share this opportunity because at Concordia University, Nebraska, the love of reading and writing is at the very heart of our Master of Education in Literacy. So, if you’re a teacher looking to elevate your students to new heights, check out Concordia Nebraska’s program offerings. An M.Ed. may be the start of something truly awesome for you and for your students.

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