Brigham Young University will host a two-day children's literature symposium, "Fascinating Facts and Fabulous Fiction: Books for Young Readers," July 12 and 13 in the Wilkinson Center.

The popular annual symposium will feature lectures and panel discussions with award-winning children's authors and illustrators from across the country as well as autographing sessions and a 20 percent discount on books in the BYU Bookstore. Qualified teachers and other applicants will also have an opportunity to receive in-service credit.Guest lecturers include Jean Craighead George, Newbery Medal winner for "Julie of the Wolves," and Gerald McDermott, Caldecott Medal winner for "Arrow to the Sun." James Murphy, a multiple award-winning children's author, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, July 12.

Registration for the symposium is $135 for one semester hour of in-service credit, $109 for non-credit, $65 for Tuesday, July 12, only and $55 for Wednesday, July 13, only.

The full symposium fee includes lunch on both days and a dinner hosted by Jean Craighead George on Tuesday evening. Participants who preregister for non-credit before June 30 will receive a $10 discount.

To register by phone, call 378-2568 or 378-4903 to pay by credit card; or contact the same number for a registration form and return it to: BYU, Fascinating Facts and Fabulous Fiction Symposium, 348 Harman Building, Provo, Utah 84602. In-person registration may be done in 348 Harman Building, and at-the-door registrations will be taken on a space-available basis.

BYU employees may be able to attend the workshops free but must first contact the BYU Benefits Office at 378-4716.

The symposium is sponsored by BYU Conferences and Workshops, the BYU Bookstore, the Harold B. Library and the Department of Elementary Education.

"The symposium will be two wonderful days to learn from successful children's book writers and illustrators," said Catherine Britsch, program administrator for BYU Conferences and Workshops.