Kid literature experts to speak at Pitt Greensburg conference on Friday |

Kid literature experts to speak at Pitt Greensburg conference on Friday

Jacob Tierney

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its 23rd annual Children’s Literature Conference Friday, inviting librarians and educators to spend a day learning more about what gets kids reading.

There are two featured speakers this year.

Ellen Oh will kick off the conference at 8:30 a.m. Friday. She’s the co-founder of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and an author of young-adult novels.

Jonathan Gottschall will close the conference at 2 p.m. He’s a distinguished fellow in the English department at Washington & Jefferson College, and has several several books of scholarship and memoir.

Between the two keynote speakers, breakout sessions will cover topics such as children and e-books, and techniques for getting children interested in reading.

A book signing will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The conference starts at 8:15 a.m. at the university’s Ferguson Theater in Smith Hall.

Attendees can register on the university’s website for $80.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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