BMj_Symposium -- Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium


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Annual Symposium for educators in memory of Bill Martin Jr. For current information:

Inaugural Symposium 2005, hosted more than 450 participants, Steven Kellogg, Keynote.

Second Annual Symposium on April 28, 2006 featured Jose Aruego.

April 27, 2007, speaker Ashley Bryan, author of Beautiful Blackbird (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) and Sing to the Sun.

The speaker on May 2, 2008 was Gloria Houston, author of "My Great Aunt Arizona" and dozens of other books.

Our fifth annual Symposium on May 8, 2009 featured Jane Yolen (Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic), and celebrated the new Sam Rayburn Student Center in Commerce.

Friday, May 7, 2010, Jerry Pallotta was our keynote.

Our Seventh Annual Symposium on Friday, May 6, 2011 welcomes Brian Pinkney to Commerce.

The Eighth Annual Symposium on Friday, May 4, 2012 features Old Black Fly, Jim Aylesworth as keynote speaker.

Brod Bagert came to Commerce for the Ninth, and Steven Kellogg returned for the Tenth.

Now, it's Floyd Cooper's turn!

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