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The 32nd annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature!
April 25th-26th, 2014
Delve into the world of children’s literature at the Children’s Literature Centre’s annual Spring Festival on April 25th-26th. Traditionally held on the last weekend in April, this annual event attracts participants from the Eastern United States. This year we will be spreading our event across the world through a live webcast!
The purpose of the Festival is to provide librarians, educators, students, and other advocates the opportunity to experience first-hand interaction with celebrated authors, illustrators and storytellers. Our featured speakers for 2014 are Steve Jenkins, Floyd Cooper, Ben Mikaelsen and Melissa Sweet. Small group sessions on current educational topics, as well as book sales, autographing & a luncheon are included in the Festival registration. The Festival concludes with the presentation of the Betty Roemmelmeyer Children’s Literature Advocate Award, given to a teacher, librarian, or individual that possesses and nurtures a love of literature. ?
This Year's Featured Authors & Illustrators:
*** Check out their websites by clicking on their names.
NEW at this year's festival!
?Livestream of the Spring Festival of Children’s Literature, 2014
The Children’s Literature Centre has always sought to involve as many children and teachers as possible in its events, and we are excited that this year’s Spring Festival will have a national and international audience.
For a cost of $35, children’s literature enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch all of our main author presentations online, on the evening of Friday April 25 and the morning of Saturday April 26.
To ensure the integrity of the author presentations, each online attendee will receive a unique password to gain access to the live stream on the www.frostburg.edu website.
We hope to have the exact details of the log-in system and browser specifications required for our live-stream available during the month of February.
The full online line-up is as follows:
Friday April 25
7:00 p.m. Opening: Dr. Clarence Golden, Dean, FSU College of Education
7:15 p.m. Presentation: Steve Jenkins
8:15 p.m. Presentation: Floyd Cooper
Saturday April 26
8:30 a.m.Welcome: Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, President, FSU
9:20 a.m Presentation: Melissa Sweet
10:30 a.m. Presentation: Ben Mikaelsen
Congratulations to Ellen Mager, our 2013 recipient!
Left to right: Dr. Bingman, Ellen Mager, Dr. Ornstein
Virtual Book Collection from Festival 2013
Show Off Your Students' Work!
Are you interested in having your students create an art display for the Festival? Each teacher that submits a display will receive a free book coupon at the Festival and will be entered into a drawing to win an entire collection of autographed books from the Festival presenters. Displays must relate to a book by an author or illustrator at the Festival. For more information or to express interest, contact Dr. Ornstein at Bornstein@frostburg.edu.
Previous Festival's Guest Authors and Illustrators
Muriel Miller Branch
Carmen Agra Deedy
Robing and Patricia DeWitt
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Laura Malone Elliott
Lisa Campbell Ernst
Leonard Everett Fisher
Patricia Reilly Giff
Mary Downing Hahn
David L. Harrison
Lee Bennett Hopkins
George Ella Lyon
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Lillie G. Patterson
Paul Ratz deTagyos
Daniel San Souci
Robert San Souci
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Susan Fisher Staples