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Keynote Speakers

Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier is a beloved illustrator known for his unique style combining watercolor and detailed collage. He is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient for Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, Martin’s Big Words, and Rosa. His books have won many other awards as well, including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. He lives in New York with his family.

Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Potato Pants, We Are Growing!, Do Unto Otters a Book About Manners, Arnie the Doughnut, and Birdy’s Smile Book. A graduate of the Kendell College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Laurie lives in North Muskegon, Michigan.

E.B. Goodale

E.B. Goodale is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Under the Lilacs, Here and Now, A Kiss for Akaraka, A Most Unusual Day, and Windows. A graduate in illustration from MassArt, she lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Arree Chung

Arree Chung is a Chinese-American author and illustrator of many books for children, including Mixed, A Colorful Story, Ninja!, Attack of The Clan, Out!, and The Fix-It Man. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, he lives in Union City, California.

Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares is a critically acclaimed picture book author and illustrator. Some of his books include: Float, Night Out, That is My Dream, and Bring Me A Rock!, That Neighbor Kid, A Chip Off the Old Block, Surf’s Up, Pardon Me, and Bambino and Mr. Twain. Daniel lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

Stephen T. Johnson

Stephen T. Johnson’s visually arresting and conceptually rich body of work forges connections between words, objects and ideas. His art spans a broad range of concepts and contexts and can be seen in site-specific public art commissions, gallery and museum exhibitions, and original award-winning children’s books such as Alphabet City, a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated book of the year. Stephen is a professor at the University of Kansas and he lives in Lawrence, Kansas


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