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13th IBBY Regional Conference in Austin, Texas: October 25-27, 2019:
The Shape of Hope: Finding Wonder, Joy, and Strength in Literature

Sponsored by USBBY, the conference is an opportunity to enrich and expand thinking about the international world of children and their books. The conference explores books and topics that have the power to comfort, influence, change and provide a broader perspective of the world’s conditions and challenges.

Registration details can be found here.

4th Asian and Oceana IBBY Regional Conference: September 26-29, 2019

The 4th Asian and Oceania IBBY Regional Conference will be held in Xi’an, China, September 26-29, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the Chinese section of IBBY — CBBY.

The conference will open with keynote speeches and end with a day trip to see the spectacular Terracotta Army. Between these events an IBBY Symposium will take place over five sessions all dealing with different topics. Please view the website for details:

Call for Volunteers: IBBY Camp Lampedusa: November 4-10, 2019

IBBY Italia is welcoming volunteers who would like to help and support Camp Lampedusa in inventing new ways of using and enjoying books. Volunteers can take part in the continuing development of the IBBY library in Lampedusa, which was inaugurated on September 16, 2017 through participation in a training camp.

Details of the call for volunteers can be found here.

Call for Submissions: IBBY Canada 2019 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program at Toronto Public Library’s North York Central branch (deadline Wednesday, July 31)

IBBY Canada invites submissions from published Canadian children’s book illustrators for the Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program. The program will be held during the month of October 2019, hosted at the Toronto Public Library’s North York Central branch (Yonge & Sheppard).

The submission deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

The Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program is a joint project of IBBY Canada, the family of Joanne Fitzgerald, Toronto Public Library, Edmonton Public Library, and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council. The program honours the memory of Joanne Fitzgerald (1956–2011), whose books include Plain Noodles, Emily’s House and Doctor Kiss Says Yes (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award). The program launched in 2013 with children’s book illustrator Martha Newbigging, followed by Patricia Storms, John Martz, Dianna Bonder, Ashley Barron and Nahid Kazemi.

Details on the Call for Submissions can be found here.

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