January 30, 2008

More ALA Goodness

I just had to spread the word (which I received as a link from Liz B. of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy)--this November 7-9, YALSA presents the first-ever biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. Very cool! The theme is "How We Read Now", and according to the website,

The symposium will begin with a preconference focusing on illustrated materials for teens, including comic books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, manga and anime. Programs at the symposium will showcase a wide variety of topics within young adult literature and librarianship.

I was excited to see a couple of familiar names from the blogosphere on the list of presentations--"Explaining and Exploring Fandom, Fan Life, and Participatory Culture" with Liz B, and "Books between Cultures" with Mitali Perkins. Congrats to both!

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