Continuing Education

  • 17th Annual Children’s Literature Institute*

    Discover the inside world of authors. Every June, our Children’s Literature Institute features influential writers who present to graduate students and teachers from across New England. The 2017 event will take place June 26 - 30, and features a different children’s author each day.

    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. You also will participate in roundtable discussions and activities.

    The cost of this program is $799, which includes lunch. Graduate and professional development credits awarded. Housing can be provided in our residence halls at a discounted rate.

    To register, please complete the following form and return it to the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education:
    PDF icon Children’s Literature Institute Registration Form

    Featured Multicultural Authors

    Katherine Paterson
    Author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Bread & Roses, Too

    David Kelly
    Author of The Fenway Foul-Up, Ballpark Mysteries, and Gold Medal Mess

    Richard Sobol
    Author of The Story of Silk, An Elephant in the Backyard, Breakfast in the Rainforest, and The Life of Rice

    Floyd Cooper
    Author and illustrator. Some of his titles include Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan and A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

    * Formerly the Authors’ Institute