• Sep 23, 2023 all day
  • Location: Berean Baptist Church in Portage, Michigan
  • Latest Activity: May 2
ECLA 2023 _Reader_ Conference Brochure  Exciting news! The ECLA board has set the date and place for the 2023 conference. The conference itself will be Saturday the 23rd of September and the place is the Berean Baptist Church in Portage, Michigan! We are hoping many of our Michigan members will be able to come out as well as our Illinois members traveling to Portage. And although a date has not yet been set for 2024, we will be back in the Wheaton area that year.
Lots of planning has already gone into this event, including our keynote speaker as well as other authors presenting and some joining us with their books and sharing lunch and fellowship. Lynn Austin will be our keynote. She is a perennial favorite with librarians and book lovers both. Presenting authors will be Susie Finkbeiner and Mary Morgan and we are always so happy to welcome Chris Jager and Jessica Lutz from Baker Books for their awesome booktalking!


Authors Glenys Nillest. Mel Starr, Ann Spangler and Jill Eileen Smith will also be at the conference to sell and autograph their books, share lunch with us and get to know our attendees.Watch this spot for additional authors.

A Friday night author roundtable at Baker is being planned, too, watch for more information on this event.

So put us on your calendar and make plans now for another inspiring conference. We can't wait!
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