(Worcester, Mass.) -- Worcester State University will host its 12th Annual Author's Institute, June 25 through June 29. The event, featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, is coordinated by the Education Department in partnership with the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education. Elaine Tateronis, who established the initiative, said it reflects the university's approach to education. "It is designed for teachers and librarians," said Tateronis. "They in turn, help to encourage students to read for its own sake." All sessions will be held in the Student Center Blue Lounge. Cost for the Institute is $685 and includes breakfast and lunch. Graduate and professional development credits are awarded.
To listen to an interview with Elaine Tateronis and Massachusetts Book Honor Award and Nutmeg Award winning author Jacqueline Davies on WTAG, click here.
Visiting Authors & Illustrators are:
Matt de la Peña: Ball Don’t Lie and I Will Save You, ALA-YALSA Best Book, Finalist for Amlia Elizabeth Walden Award
David Diaz: Featured in The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Post, Caldecott Medal winner for his illustrations in Smoky Night
Jacqueline Davies: Lemonade Mystery Series and Lost, Massachusetts Book Honor Award, Nutmeg Award
Laura Numeroff: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and What Mommies do Best, Milner Award and Quill Award
Jeff Stone: Five Ancestors series, Writers Digest Breakout winner and Theatre Museum Award
Children’s Literature Topics Include:
• Genre and Literacy Elements
• Developing Student Interest in Literature
• Initiating Teach-Based Activities
For more information, visit www.worcester.edu/AuthorInstitute. To register, contact the Ofﬁce of Graduate and Continuing Education at 508.929.8127.