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Summer Author Institute

Check out this year's flyer for the Summer Author Institute!


Learn more about the 2018 authors here:

(Click the names to follow the link to their websites)

Winifred Conkling        Amy June Bates     Jennifer O'Connell


Registration Information

To enrol in the course please visit The course is listed as the following:

Frostburg State University

July 9th - 13th 2018

EDUC 490 021 / EDUC 590 021: Special Topics in Education, with Dr. William S. Bingman


July 16th - 20th 2018

EDUC 490 221 / EDUC 590 221: Special Topics in Education, with Dr. William S. Bingman

EDUC 490/590

3 Credit Option: Be one of 50 participants to spend a week with three well-known children’s authors this summer, studying their work and participating in small group discussions.

Non-credit Option: Register for the Institute only, and you will be invited to share in three days of author presentations, discussions, and sessions involving trends and practices in children’s literature.

Class Details

The Summer Author Institute offers the participants the following activities:

  • Meet three children's authors and illustrators
  • Purchase children's books and have them autographed
  • Receive three graduate or undergraduate credits in one week
  • Learn more about how you can share authors and illustrators in your classroom
  • Work individually and in groups with other educators