"A Net Full of Stories, Imagined and Real"
Couldn't join us live? Most sessions were recorded, so please register and request
access if you would like to see the recordings. We are still working on uploading them, so it may take some time before we can send links.
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Registration is currently available for the O'ahu and Hilo portions of the conference. Click on an icon to join us!
June 4-6, 8 2021
June 7, 2021
We kicked off our 2021 Conference with the six-time Emmy-nominated ensemble Honolulu Theatre for Youth, bringing you a wonderful night of performances, readings from our featured guests, and a live Q&A at the end. If you missed it, don't worry. We have uploaded the recording to our new YouTube channel! Please check out the video below:
Because our 2021 conference was held online, for the first time ever we have digital tutorials for our popular crafts and activities for children.
Click here to get started!
Especially for aspiring youth writers and artists; we encourage youth to attend any other conference sessions, too!
In this interactive workshop, Lehua will help teen writers with their own creative writing. More details coming soon. Please register and we'll contact you with an update--you may cancel your free registration at any time.
In this workshop, Caren demonstrates her block printing technique and how she makes an ancient art form come alive. She invites teens to bring their own artwork to share. Register today!
With our Featured Guests, for adult writers and illustrators
Main Flyer 2021 (click to view full size)
Family Flyer 2021 (click to view full size)
Teen Track Flyer 2021 (click to view full size)
Released with the help of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth team.
You must have a print version ("Detours" section) or be a Star Advertiser online subscriber to read the article. Thank you to Steven Mark for featuring our 2021 Conference!
Are you interested in attending our Conference and earning an academic credit through Mānoa's Outreach College? Download the file below to see all the essential information.
We're excited to announce we've partnered with da Shop: Books & Curiosities for our 2021 Conference! They will be offering an online and an in-store discount June 9-11,
da Shop is offering a 10% off discount for online book purchases. Additional shipping costs will apply, but curbside pickup options are also available. Make sure to enter code READTOME10 in the discount field.
If you prefer to shop in a physical store, you can stop by da Shop at 3565 Harding Avenue, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm. When you reach the cash register, provide discount code READTOME10 to receive your 10% discount.
Be sure to buy fast! Thank you to da Shop for working with us again this year.
Please note: The discount dates have been changed from June 4-8 to June 9-11, as da Shop has let us know they will be closed on our Conference dates for inventory.
Still in a buying mood? Check out our 2021 Conference T-shirts (along with Professional Sessions and CLH memberships)! Please consider picking up your purchases from Chaminade University on Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 12:00–3:00pm.
Clarence TC Ching Hall
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Despite having to delay our 2020 conference by a year, we were still able to publish our biennial Humanities Guide, a conference favorite full of features to hold you over until we reconvene in June.
Dr. Todd H. Sammons
President of Children's Literature Hawaiʻi, English Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2021 Conference Director, 2020 Graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Consulting Conference Director, Past Conference Director (1998-2004)
Conference Intern and Graphic Designer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Professor Emeritus
Poet and Writer, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Hawaiʻi
Cheryl D. Edelson
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Design and Professor of English, Chaminade University of Honolulu
USPACOM DoDEA Pacific Liaison Officer
Children's Librarian, Hawaiʻi State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children
CLH Board Member and 2018 Conference Director, Assistant Professor of English at Brigham-Young University-Hawaiʻi
Eric J. McCutcheon
Office Assistant, Kaiser High School
Teacher, Farrington High School
Teacher, Farrington High School
Young Adult Librarian, Mānoa Public Library
Professor Emeritus of Art History and American Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mànoa (retiree)
Author, Teacher, St. Philomene Early Learning Center
J/YA Librarian, Hawai'i State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children
This program was created in partnership with the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, the state affiliate of National Endowment for the Humanities.
Our 2021 logo is copyrighted by artist Caren Loebel-Fried and reproduced with permission.
The University of Hawaiʻi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.