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  • The 15th Annual Authors’ Institute

    June 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th
    Discover the inside world of authors. Every June, our Authors' Institute features influential writers who present to graduate students and teachers from across New England. The event takes place over a one-week period, from June 25-30, and features a different children’s author each day. Readability levels span from kindergarten through the middle-school grades.

    As a participating student, you will hear featured authors present their literature, discuss literacy issues, suggest ways to motivate and develop student interest in literature, and provide important tips about writing for publication. The Authors' Institute also formalizes teacher-based activities and techniques that promote classroom creativity and fuel teacher and student interest in writing. This program awards graduate credit and professional development points.

    The cost of this program is $685, which includes lunch. Graduate and professional development credits awarded.

    To register, please complete the following form and return it to the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education:

    PDF icon 2015 Author Institute Registration Form

    Featured Authors

    David Adler
    Author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and the Andy Russell series.

    Mary Jane Begin
    Author and award-winning illustrator. Begin is the creator of Gabrielle Union starring in a TV series. Her titles include My Little Pony, A Mouse Told His Mother, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

    Michael Patrick O’Neill
    Author and award-winning photographer. His titles include Fishy Friends, Shark Encounters, and Exploring Sea Turtles. His photographs have appeared widely, including in BBC Wildlife Magazine.

    Greg Tang
    Author of books that have become cornerstones of learning in math and reading. Tang is the winner of multiple awards. His titles include The Grapes of Math and Math Fables.

    Matt Tavares
    Illustrator and award-winning author. His titles include There Goes Ted Williams :The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, Mudball, Babe Ruth, and Candlewick Series