CLF Banquet Open to Campus


As part of the Children’s Literature Festival, a banquet will take place at 6 p.m. April 12 in the Student Union Building.

The banquet is open to the Truman community and general public. Each of the authors will sit at a different table. Attendees can choose where to sit so they can dine with their favorite author.

Pablo Cartaya will be the featured speaker. Cartaya is an internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter, speaker and educator. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC and on Oprah’s Booklist. Cartaya has worked with Disney, Apple+ and “Sesame Street” on projects adapted from television series and movies. In 2021, he served as a judge for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature and has taught creative writing workshops and spoken at various universities and conferences throughout the world.

Tickets are $20 and registration is open online until April 8.
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