2014 Children’s and Young Adult 

Literature Festival:  April 7-April 12

 

           

 

Every Spring Salisbury University holds its annual Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival.  In 2014, the festival will run from April 7 through April 12.

 

There will be authors, illustrators, and children’s literature professionals on campus and in local schools throughout the Eastern Shore during this week.  The festival culminates in a conference focused on Literature Across the Curriculum (Saturday, April 12 in 226 TETC).  A sampling of the festival speakers are included below.  For more information contact the Department of Teacher Education at 410-543-6509.

 

To register for the conference on Saturday April 12 visit: https://www2.salisbury.edu/readgreen/

MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE TIMES AND DATES OF EVENTS

SEVERAL CHANGES HAVE OCCURED

 

 

Authors and Illustrators

Tentative Schedule

Art Exhibit

Riall Lecture

Festival in Years Past

Directions and Accommodations

 

 

 

Tentative Schedule

 

April 7

Rita Williams-Garcia

 5 pm in CRC 

226 TETC

April 8

Rita Williams-Garcia

Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Libraries

10 am -- Holloway Hall Auditorium

 

Riall Lecture: Alfie Kohn

7:30  --Holloway Hall Auditorium

April 10

Bryan Collier, Susan Roth, Frané Lessac, Mark Greenwood

Shelly Rotner, David Hyde Costello

 

Local Schools

 

Young Author Reception with Bryan Collier

5 pm -- Holloway Hall Great Hall

 

 

Susan Roth, ESRC Dinner

 

*6:30 pm,  The Commons, SU
(if you are interested in registering for this please contact pkdean@salisbury.edu

April 11

Bryan Collier, Susan Roth, Frané Lessac, Mark Greenwood,

Shelly Rotner, David Hyde Costello

 

Local Schools

 

Art Exhibit with Bryan Collier and Susan Roth

5 pm  -- CRC TETC 226

  

 

Wolftrap Institute “Going Buggy 

Sponsored by Lower Shore Childcare Resource Center

7 pm  -- Parkside HS

April 12

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference”

 

Bryan Collier, Susan Roth, Frané Lessac, Mark Greenwood,

Shelly Rotner, David Hyde Costello,

Teena Gorrow and Craig Koppie, Lois Szymanski,

Karen Leggett, and Shusmita Mazumdar

in addition to scholarly presentations and poster sessions

 

 

*9 am-3 pm -- TETC

To Register for the conference visit:
https://www2.salisbury.edu/readgreen/

 

 

                                                           

Events marked with * require registration

 

 

Rita Williams-Garcia

 

        

 

 

Author of award winning novels, Rita Williams-Garcia’s works are known for their realistic portrayal of teens of color. Williams-Garcia’s works have received the Coretta Scott King Award, and Parents’ Choice Award, among others. She recently served on the National Book Award Committee for Young People’s Literature and is on faculty at Vermont College MFA Writing for Children and Young People. Her novel One Crazy Summer was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, as well as being a Newbery honor book, and a National Book Award finalist.  The sequel, P.S. Be Eleven out this year was just awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for writing. Her novel Like Sisters on the Homefront is considered a classic of young adult literature.

 

Williams-Garcia will speak on April 7 at 5 P.M. in the Curriculum Resource Center at Salisbury University (TETC 226).  On April 8 she will be speaking with students from local schools at 9 am in Holloway Hall Auditorium.  Rita Williams-Garcia’s visit is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Library.  For more information on Rita Williams Garcia visit her website at http://www.ritawg.com

 

 

Presentation in the CRC (TETC 226) -- April 7 at 5 P.M.

 

Presentation in Holloway Hall Auditorium -- April 8 at 10 A.M.

 

 

Bryan Collier

     

 

Bryan Collier, a native of Pocomoke City, MD, is a nationally celebrated artist and illustrator. In 2011 Collier’s Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, with Laban Carrick Hill received both the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award.  Collier’s illustrations for Knock, Knock won him his 6th Coretta Scott King Award! 

 

In 2014, Bryan Collier is the USA nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration, the most prestigious international award for children’s literature.  Collier would be the first American illustrator to win the award since Maurice Sendak did in 1970.

 

Bryan Collier will speak on campus on April 10 at 5 PM in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall as the keynote speaker at the Young Author reception (co-sponsored by the Eastern Shore Reading Council).  His art will be on display in the Curriculum Resource Center with an opening reception on April 9 at 5 PM.  For more information on Bryan Collier visit his website at http://www.bryancollier.com

 

Young Author Reception in the Great Hall (HH) -- April 10 at 5 PM

 

Art Exhibit in the Curriculum Resource Center Opening -- April 11 at 5 PM

 

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Susan Roth

 

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Susan L. Roth is the author and illustrator of many wonderful books for children, including Listen to the Wind, The Mangrove Tree (with Cindy Trumbore; winner of the GEBA in children's nonfiction in 2012) and Parrots Over Puerto Rico a nominee for this year’s GEBA. Her books have received such awards as the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, ABA Pick of the Lists, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She has three grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.

 

Susan’s art will be on display in the Curriculum Resource Center with an opening reception on April 11 at 5 PM.  For more information on Susan Roth visit her website at http://susanlroth.com

 

Eastern Shore Reading Council Dinner (registration required) –

April 10 at 6:30 PM

 

Art Exhibit in the Curriculum Resource Center Opening -- April 11 at 5 PM

 

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Frané Lessac and Mark Greenwood

 

         

 

Frané Lessac and Mark Greenwood, both highly respected creator of books on their own, are a husband and wife publishing team, having published seven books together.

Frané Lessac is an award-winning illustrator originally from New Jersey, now living primarily in Fremantle, Australia where she serves as the regional director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Lessac has published over 35 books for children. She studied at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and Ethnographic Film at UCLA.  In 2010 she was awarded The Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Literature.

 

Mark Greenwood is an author with a passion for history and legends. He has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Award. Simpson and his Donkey was an Australian Children’s Book Council honor book in 2009 and was selected as a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Ned Kelly and the Green Sash won the WAYBRA Hoffman Award for Young Readers.  For more information on Frane and Mark visit their websites at http://www.franelessac.com  and http://www.markgreenwood.com.au

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie

 

      

 

Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie join their passion for bald eagles and enjoyment of wildlife photography to capture the remarkable behaviors of America’s national symbol during nesting season in their book Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest.  Gorrow, award-winning co-author of The ABC’s of Wellness for Teachers and professor of teacher education at Salisbury University, is a career educator whose former roles include public school teacher and administrator. She delights in observing eagles with her husband near their home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Koppie, an eagle/raptor biologist and eagle spokesperson for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, has amassed an extensive 30-year work history with bald eagle research and recovery initiatives. He makes his home near Annapolis with his wife and children.

 

Take a photographic journey of American Bald Eagles during nesting season. Through 160 breathtaking images captured in eagles’ natural habitats, this factual account offers a rare glimpse into the behaviors and activities of America’s symbol as it prepares a nest, mates, lays eggs, and raises its young. The one-of-a-kind photographs and comprehensive descriptions make this a must-have treasure to be enjoyed by all ages.

Teena Gorrow and Craig Koppie will speak on campus at the “Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” on April 12 (TETC 226).  For on Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest visit http://www.schifferbooks.com/inside-a-bald-eagles-nest-a-photographic-journey-through-the-american-bald-eagle-nesting-season-5376.html

 

Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Shelley Rotner

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Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children’s books including, Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth, and The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Dissappearing?  Her book Garbage Helps Our Gardens Grow: A Compost Story (authored by Linda Glaser) received a Green Earth Book Award honor in 2011. Shelley Rotner’s BA was in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and her Master’s degree was in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College. She worked as a teacher, a photographer, and a curatorial assistant before she became involved in the creation of children’s books as both an author and a photographer. She is also a noted free-lance photojournalist, with work appearing in Time Magazine, National Geographic’s World Magazine, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, among others. She has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women and education.  For more information on Shelley Rotner visit her website at http://www.shelleyrotner.com

  

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

David Hyde Costello

      

David Hyde Costello attended the Hartford Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied acting, and then went on to major in theater and visual arts at Bard College. After graduating, David worked on the sets of plays and movies, including Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and such films as Angels in America, Spider-Man, The Departed and The Fighter. He also painted, created puppets for theater productions, and spent a year living in Indonesia. David now lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he writes children’s stories, songs, and plays. He is the author and illustrator of Here They Come!,  I Can Help, and Little Pig Joins the Band. For more information on David Hyde Costello visit his website at http://www.davidhydecostello.com

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

   

 

 

Sushmita Mazumdar, is a Greater Washington DC area book artist, writer, and educator. She started writing stories for children when her children were little and made them into fun books by hand. Since then, she teaches art education programs for children as well as adult groups to encourage storytelling and passing on cultural heritage from one generation to the next. She is well known for her intricate Handmade Storybooks and her work with the Smithsonian Heritage Programs. For more information on Sushmita Mazumdar visit her website at http://home.comcast.net/~sushmaz/HandmadeStorybook.com/Welcome.html

 

 

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

     

 

Karen Leggett Abouraya is a veteran print and broadcast journalist (WMAL Radio in Washington, D.C.) who has reviewed children's books for The New York Times, Children's Literature, Washington Parent, and more. She is a past president and active member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. Karen, her Egyptian husband and their two children have traveled frequently to Egypt, so it is not surprising that Egypt is the focus of her first children's book, Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books.  For more information on Karen Leggett Abouraya visit her website at http://www.handsaroundthelibrary.com

 

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

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Lois Szymanski is the author of 26 books for children, including fiction for young readers and middle graders, nonfiction and picture books. Her books include the Charming Ponies series with HarperCollins Publisher, The True Story of Sea Feather and many middle grade fiction books with Schiffer Books.  Her list of published books also include the nonfiction books, Chincoteague Ponies: Untold Tails and Out of the Sea: Today’s Chincoteague Pony. Look for Lois's new picture book, Wild Colt, illustrated by Linda Kantjas whose full oil painting spreads bring the island of Assateague to life.  Lois's short stories have appeared in a long list of children's magazines, including Highlights for Children, U*S*Kids Magazine, Turtle Magazine for Preschoolers and Hopscotch Magazine for Girls. For more information about Lois Szymanski visit her website at http://www.loisszymanski.com

 

“Literature Across the Curriculum Conference” --

April 12 (TETC 226) from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

Riall Lecture  --  Alfie Kohn

       

Alfie Kohn is the Riall speaker for Spring 2014. This is not really part of the festival but certainly of interest to many people attending.  Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of twelve books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations.

 

Kohn's criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time Magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores."  For more information on Alfie Kohn visit his website at http://www.alfiekohn.org/

 

Riall Lecture -- Holloway Hall Auditorium April 8, time TBA

 

Authors and Illustrators

Tentative Schedule

Art Exhibit

Riall Lecture

Festival in Years Past

Directions and Accommodations

 

 

“Visualizing Story: Art from Children’s books”

Exhibit in the CRC (TETC 226):

April 11 to May 11

Works by Bryan Collier and Susan Roth along with the permanent art collection

 

    

 

 

Authors and Illustrators

Tentative Schedule

Art Exhibit

Riall Lecture

Festival in Years Past

Directions and Accommodations

 

 

 

For the latest information please check with the Teacher Education Department at 410-543-6509

 

 

For more information, call the Teacher Education Department at 410-543-6509 or visit the literature festival Web site at http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~elbond/childlitfestival.html.

 

To see the 2013 Festival Schedule click here 

To see the 2012 Festival schedule click here

To see the 2011 Festival schedule click here

To see the 2010 Festival schedule click here

To see the 2009 Festival highlights click here

To see the 2008 Festival highlights click here



 

For directions to Salisbury University click here

 

Guests are invited to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Fruitland.

For a discounted rate (mention the "Children's Literature Festival")

Telephone 410-548-1282 

A shuttle service can be arranged with the hotel from the Salisbury Airport

 

 

Authors and Illustrators

Tentative Schedule

Art Exhibit

Riall Lecture

Festival in Years Past

Directions and Accommodations