52nd Annual Children's Literature Festival in 2020

The Children's Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri is an annual event that aims to connect people, especially schoolchildren and teens, with the folks behind the books they love. Established in 1969, we will be celebrating our 52nd festival from March 15-17 in 2020. Thousands of kids in grades 3-10 from Missouri (and beyond) attend to hear nationally recognized children’s authors and illustrators speak about their work. We encourage and celebrate the joy of literacy and welcome anyone with an interest in children’s literature to join us!