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Hoosier Children's Literature: Associations & Conferences

This libguide contains information related to children's literature in Indiana such as authors, publishers and conferences based in the state.

Ohio Indiana Kentucky Children's Literature Conference

The first Ohio Kentucky Indiana (OKI) Children's Literature Conference was held over 20 years ago in 1996 & featured illustrator Will Hillenbrand (who designed OKI's signature mouse!) & children's poet and author J. Patrick Lewis. In 1997, OKI debuted its first theme: "Connecting the World with Books". Since then, it has continued to bring quality authors, illustrators & presenters to the tri-state area for the benefit of teachers, librarians, educators and others serving youth.

Indiana Council of Teachers of English

The mission of the Indiana Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) is to support English and literacy teachers and advocates at all levels in Indiana. It is also the state affiliate for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Their conferences are usually in the fall of the year. More information including calendar, newsletter, conference and membership:

Elizabeth York Children's Literature Festival

The Elizabeth York Children's Literature Festival is held every fall in the Nicholson Library at Anderson University. 

Indiana State Literacy Association

The Indiana State Literacy Association is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. The organization's mission is to promote and support reading and writing in Indiana by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction through effective teaching practices. Their conferences are held in the fall of the year. For more about membership, conferences, newsletters and grants:



Indiana Library Federation

 Indiana Library Federation leads, educates and advocates to advance library services for the benefit of Indiana residents. The organization holds a statewide conference every fall. For more information on membership, conferences, publications, grants and book awards: