Butler University has announced plans for its 18th Annual Children's Literature Conference, to be held 26 January 2008 in various locations on the Indianapolis Campus. There's more information online. This year's conference includes three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner (author of "Tuesday," "The Three Pigs" (pictured) and "Flotsam"); Arthur Levine, the American editor for J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books; Gary Schmidt, whose "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" won a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor; Diane Stanley, recipient of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the 2008 Mazza Medallion Award for the body of her work (including "Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam" and "Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England"); Christopher Award winner Louise Borden (whose books include "Good Luck, Mrs. K!" and "Sleds on Boston Common"), and Valiska Gregory, author of "Shirley's Wonderful Baby" and "The Mystery of the Grindlecat" (and a Parents' Choice Award winner).
On 25 January, a free meet-the-authors gala will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Central Library. A panel of featured authors and illustrators will speak and sign books.