Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Call for Proposals-- Art of the Picture Book Conference, Ashland, Ohio

Call for Proposals-- Art of the Picture Book Conference, Ashland, Ohio

The Art of the Picture Book conference will be held May 12 & 13, 2006 at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. This conference will bring together educators, librarians, artists, publishers, editors, aspiring writers or illustrators, publishers and anyone interested in picture books.

We invite you to present your ideas, experiences, and views concerning "The Art of the Picture Book." Proposals are being requested for 50 minute sessions that address the use of picture books in a variety of instances--in classrooms, in libraries, to enhance visual literacy, as artistic expression, or as a commercial venture.

Teachers are eligible to receive one hour of graduate workshop credit from Ashland University by attending both conference days and completing an appropriate class project. Accepted proposals may be used as projects.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, December 30, 2005. All applicants will be notified by March 1, 2006.

Proposals may be submitted electronically @ http://personal.ashland.edu/~artpicbk/proposalsub.html

To submit a proposal by mail or fax, please send to:
Dr. Mary Rycik
12 Weltmer Center
Ashland University
Ashland, OH 44805
Fax: 419-289-5422 *Attention: Dr. Mary Rycik

Conference registration will begin December 1, 2005 with an early-bird price break available until February 1, 2006. Presenters receive a discount on registration fees. For more information about the conference, visit the Conference Home Page http://personal.ashland.edu/~artpicbk

Questions may be directed to artpicbk@ashland.edu