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  • Reading Rocks in Rockford, featured author and vendor, Krause Memorial Library, June 3, 2020: 10 am-1 pm, Rockford, MI 
  • Baltimore Book Fest, Nov. 1-3, Baltimore, MI 
  •  Speaker, Great Lakes Regional ABA Heartland 2019 Fall Forum, American Booksellers Association, Oct. 3-4, 2019, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH
  • MAME 2020: Michigan Association for Media Professionals in Education, vendor and attendee
  • Green Lake Art Fair, with Smoke on the Water BBQ, Aug. 3, 2019, 8 am - 5 pm
  • May TBD, PodCast Interview on Children's Publishing, 

  • Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, June 2, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Faculty Instructor, PENCON, May 3-5, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI  

  • The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Feb. 2-3, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media," January 2018​ 

  • Kazoo Books Author Hop, Dec. 10, 2017, 11 am-1 pm

  • SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI, 2-4 pm

  • SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, Dec. 1, 2017, 6-9 pm 

  • Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL), Aug. 5, 2-4 pm  

  • Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Aug 7, Grand Haven, MI
  • Kerrytown BookFest. Sept. 10, 2017, 10:30 am -5 pm, Ann Arbor, MI
  • SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand," Sept. 15-16, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI
  • ALA Summer Conference 2017, June 22-26, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a Book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2016, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI
  • More events can be found on my LinkedIn page @kbchild
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Legend of the Fairy Stones receives Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Illustration and Contribution to Children’s Literature in Art Education, Honorable Mention, awarded by Story Monsters Ink. Traditionally published by Morgan James Kids, division of Morgan James Publishing. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com. #KidLit #KellyWhite #Cool #IllustrationAward #StoryMonstersInk

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