Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar


Special 2-Day 40th Anniversary Event New!

Come for one, or both days!

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 9 am - 3:30 pm; check in beginning at 8 am
  • Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Map, Directions, Free Parking
  • Registration Required 

Mark Your Calendars

The 40th Annual MCR Youth Literature Seminar will welcome Mitali Perkins, Gary Schmidt, Javaka Steptoe and Matt Faulkner on November 16 & 17.

Back by popular demand will be local experts Ed Spicer, Lynn Rutan and Cindy Dobrez, plus K.T. Horning will share her immense knowledge from her work as the Director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center.

Learn more... | Schedule of Events

Registration Required

  • $55 per day; register for both days for $100 (includes coffee, morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch)
  • $25 per day College Students (with valid ID) with lunch
  • Call 269-553-7804 for more information
  • Apply for a Bookbug Scholarship

Register Online »  (registration is closed)

Come for one, or both days! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the pros and network with others! 

Meet The Authors »

All four guest authors will share in the annual Meet the Authors event on Thursday evening, November 16, 6:30 pm, at Central Library.

Meet the Authors is a free event and open to the public. Space is limited. Learn more...