East Asia LitFest
This annual event is sponsored by the CEAS Title VI Department of Education National Resource Center grant for 2022-2025 and the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Students and educators are invited to spend a day learning from an author of an East Asia-focused book for young audiences.
Stay tuned for our next East Asia LitFest in 2023!
A previous LitFest took place on October 2, 2019 at Billy Mills Middle School in Lawrence, Kansas:
Christine Liu-Perkins, author of "At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui", traveled to Lawrence, KS and shared about her creative writing and research process with middle school students in the morning session, then spent the afternoon with over 75 educators. Along with her book, Ms. Liu-Perkins has created numerous lesson plans for facilitate classroom interaction about history, science, and East Asian culture.