This story will be updated over the weekend.
The Plum Creek Literacy Festival returns to Concordia’s campus Friday after being partly canceled last year when some authors and illustrators made allegations of discrimination regarding book selection.
The festival, which has been a part of the Seward and Concordia communities since 1996, brings authors and illustrators from around the nation to Concordia’s campus to give presentations and participate in interactive workshops with children and adults.
The festival’s Children’s Day is tomorrow, and the Plum Creek Literacy Festival Adult Conference is Saturday. Seventeen authors and illustrators are expected to attend.
Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life Von Thomas said the school expects to have a large turnout this week, just as it has in years past.
“A ton of students will be here on campus from schools all over the state,” Thomas said.
More information on the authors, illustrators, and speakers is on the CUNE website.