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Center for Study of Children's Literature Institute

Center for Study of Children's Literature Institute

A hallmark of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature is the Summer Institute held every other year. The intensive long weekend program offers students an opportunity to meet with authors, illustrators, editors, and others committed to the study of children's literature.

Guest lecturers have included:

  • Newbery Medal winners Paula Fox and Lois Lowry
  • Caldecott Medal winners Maurice Sendak, Paul O. Zelinsky, Ed Young, Allen Say, David Wiesner and David Macaulay
  • British author Anne Fine
  • Authors Jacqueline Woodson, Patricia C. McKissack, Avi, and Julius Lester
  • Regional authors Natalie Babbitt, Nancy Garden, and Robert Cormier
  • Poets Nancy Willard, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Paul Janeczko
  • Illustrators Jerry Pinkney, Trina Schart Hyman and Robert Sabuda
  • Editor Roger Sutton
  • and child development theorist David Elkind

Visit the Summer Institute site to learn more »