2016 Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar


Date, Location

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • 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 online registration now open!

Register Online »

Featured Speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye

2016 marks Kalamazoo Public Library’s 39th annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar. This year’s seminar features award-winning author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning Kalamazoo author Jennifer Clark, and award-winning educator and teen book reviewer Ed Spicer. Learn more...

“As writers, creative thinkers, interesting human beings, how do we use what we already have? How do we extend our realms of knowing? Every single person, at every age, is already rippling with details, images, impressions. When I was 10, I already felt full. You? But the fountain of creativity keeps emptying out and replenishing. Let’s talk about the fountain today. Let’s find more ways to keep things flowing...”

—Naomi Shihab Nye



  • $40 (includes lunch)
  • $20 College Students (with ID) with lunch
  • $10 College Students (with ID) without lunch
  • Call 269-553-7804 for more information
  • Apply for a Bookbug Scholarship

Register Online »

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the pros and network with others! | See the full seminar schedule.