Seminars

Seminars are lead by Simmons faculty and professionals in the field of children's literature. 

Elaine Dimopoulos, Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature and author of Material Girls

Kelly Hager, Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, author of Dickens and the Rise of Divorce: The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition

Alix Kennedy, Executive Director, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Melanie Kimball, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, has published in Library Trends, Public Libraries, and Teacher-Librarian

Megan Dowd Lambert, Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature, author of Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking about What They See

Cathryn M. Mercier, Professor of Children’s Literature, Director, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and the graduate degree programs in Children’s Literature, co-author of Russell Freedman

Amy Pattee, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science and director of the degree program in Library and Information Science, author of Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel

Lauren Rizzuto, Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature, has published in Critical Insights: Little Women and The Alcott Society Newsletter

Anita Silvey, Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature, author of Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger

Vicky Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature, children’s & teen editor of Kirkus.

Anna Staniszewski, Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature, author of Match Me If You Can (Switched at First Kiss)