Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
Each year in mid-July, Hollins University hosts the Francelia Butler Conference, a student-run conference that provides students the opportunity to submit their critical or creative work for judging by both their peers and professionals in the field of Children's Literature.

Art & Silent Auction

Art Show and Silent Auction Committee Information

We need volunteers to help watch the auction/art show during the day of the conference. If you cannot volunteer your time, we hope you will consider submitting art or donating below for more information!

Art Show:
Your art could win $100 at FBC! Submit a Graveyards & Dark Spaces themed piece to the FBC art show. The person with the most votes wins the Margaret Kates Award and $100 cash! Please email Eileen Struble at if you have further questions or if you are interested in submitting.

Silent Auction:
Please donate to the FBC Silent Auction! We accept ALL DONATIONS, but popular items include books, house wares, children's literature memorabilia and signed material.  Are you a published author?  Please consider donating your signed works! Proceeds from the silent auction go towards funding future conferences. There will be a donation collection box outside Amanda's office, but you can also set up a time and place for drop off with Eileen Struble. Please contact Eileen Struble at with any questions.