Kindling Words East 2024 will be Thurs, Feb 1 - Sun, Feb 4

Kindling Words East is a four-day symposium with a workshop each day for each of our three strands: Author, Illustrator and Editor. This deliberately open schedule allows for rich, meaningful discussions to take place throughout the day. Over the weekend, you will spark ideas, rest and recharge, make new friendships and connect with colleagues.  The relationships you make will have a lasting impact on your career.  The Village of Kindling Words welcomes all published creators to our intentionally diverse community of children’s book professionals.

Pandemic Update:

Kindling Words is determined to share ideas, not Covid. We recognize that many people in our community are vulnerable to this virus, and we respect and value their health. 

Everyone attending in person must be fully vaccinated & boosted, willing to show a negative Covid test and mask while being indoors, depending on current case numbers.

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If you are an author or illustrator you must have at least one book published or under contract that meets ALL of these criteria. If you are an editor you must currently work for a publishing house that meets ALL of these criteria, or if you are currently an editor whose prior work history matches these criteria, you are also eligible (and please check all five boxes below).
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