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Delve into the world of illustration on April 9th!
Author and Frostburg State University professor of Illustration, Jamison Odone will be presenting a lecture and workshop on Thursday, April 9th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. along with fellow author/illustrator Timothy Decker, about making Graphic Novels. The pair will speak about their recent book, Lies In The Dust: A Tale Of Remorse From The Salem Witch Trials. The Boston Globe called Lies In The Dust, "stark and affecting". Odone (writing under the pen name, Jakob Crane) and Decker will speak about working together on the story and pictures, as well as the research involved in writing a piece of graphic historical fiction.
The duo will offer a free workshop to prospective illustrators and artists looking to work in sequential art, illustration, comics, etc., in the new Communications and Technology Building at Frostburg State University. All ages welcome. Bringing drawing supplies is .recommended, though supplies will be made available
The 33rd annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature!
April 24th - 25th, 2015
(as indicated on your confirmation card)
Delve into the world of children’s literature at the Children’s Literature Centre’s annual Spring Festival on April 24th-25th. Traditionally held on the last weekend in April, this annual event attracts participants from the Eastern United States.
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 2015 are Scott Campbell, Brian Floca, Deborah Hopkinson and Matt Phelan. 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.
*** Check out their websites by clicking on their names!
Professional Development Credit for Teachers
Educators from Maryland and Pennsylvania have the opportunity to earn 1 credit for Continuing Professional Development at this year's festival! Please visit Credit Information to learn more (located on the left side of this page).
To apply for Professional Development Credit,
please click HERE.
(Formally known as Small Group Sessions)
Parking will be available in the Performing Arts Center lot.
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