Save the Date for the 35th Children’s Literature Conference!
Join us for “Book it Forward: The Lasting Legacy of Literature”
Our 35th conference will be held June 22-26, 2020
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SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE
FOR THE LOVE OF AN AUTHOR
June 24-28, 2019
Those of us involved with Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference
love what we do — finding the best and brightest authors and illustrators
of children’s literature and bringing them to Winchester, Virginia
to enrich other educators’ lives. We look forward
to having you join us for our 34th Annual Conference.
2019 Conference Details
For the past 33 years, the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University has been striving to share with teachers and librarians the best that children’s literature has to offer. Join us for this year’s 34th annual conference and study with the highly talented authors and illustrators who will be presenting.
June 24-28, 2019 | 9 am-4 pm
Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH), 2nd floor
Shenandoah University, Winchester Campus
600 Millwood Avenue Winchester, VA 22601
Monday, June 24, 2018 | 7:30-8:45 am
GUEST SPEAKER SCHEDULE:
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2019 Authors and Illustrators
- Kevin Henkes
- Kwame Alexander
- Yuyi Morales
- Bob Shea
- Denise Fleming
- Brian Lies
- Aisha Saeed
- Kevin Lewis
- Dashka Slater
- Chris Barton
- Adam Rex
- Ben Hatke
- Adam Gidwitz
- Scott Magoon
- Colby Sharp
- Leslie Connor
Come out to “Rockin’ The Library!”
Monday, June 24 | 5 – 7 pm
SU kicks off its weeklong 34rd annual Children’s Literature Conference June 24 with a day of presentations, workshops, and “Rockin’ the Library” at Handley Library! Rockin’ the Library is being held on Braddock Street outside Handley Library. Authors Bob Shea, Scott Magoon and Kwame Alexander are attending, along with storybook characters including James Dean’s Pete the Cat, Lilly from Kevin Henkes’s “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” and the unicorn from Bob Shea’s “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great.” There will also be a deejay, dancing, a photo booth, and a free cupcake and book for each child.
Come out to “Rockin’ the Rooftop!”
Thursday, June 27 | 6 – 8 pm
Kevin Lewis, author of “Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo” and “Tugga-Tugga Tugboat,” is leading Itty Bitties Rock the Rooftop, a story time for toddlers and preschoolers, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.
Rockin’ the Rooftop features a presentation by Ben Hatke, writer, artist and author of graphic novels and picture books, most notably “Zita the Spacegirl.” Space-themed activities are being held throughout the night, with a kid-focused rooftop dance party from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Copies of books will be sold in the lobby of the museum.
34th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Registration
Attend the conference for three hours of graduate credit, three hours of undergraduate credit, or attend for no credit.
If you are a current SU student and would like to attend this conference for credit, OR if you would like to attend on a school P.O. please contact Jamie Johnson at email@example.com to register.
2019 Conference Rates
|Full Week||Conference Non-Credit: Week||$395|
|One Day||Conference Non-Credit: Per Day||$125|
|ENG 503 CL3||Conference & 3 Graduate credit hours||$695|
|EDU 325 CL3||Conference & 3 Undergraduate credit hours||$695|
|ENG 502 CL3||Conference & 3 Graduate credit hours||$695|
|Housing||SU Dinner: Friday lunch & housing||Rates|
|Single Room||June 23-28, 2019*||$300|
|Double Room||June 23-28, 2019*||$275/pp|
|The Village Apartments (groups of 4)||June 23-28, 2019*||$300/pp|
|*Students check-out on June 28, 2019|
Conference & Credit Registration
Attend the Children’s Literature Conference to learn from world-renowned, award-winning authors and illustrators and earn 3 hours of credit!
Bibliography or papers are due by August 23, 2019. Transcripts will be mailed by October 25, 2019.
The writing section will focus on critical writing and writing in the content areas.
The literature section will introduce techniques for using children’s literature to teach reading and writing.
To receive three hours of graduate credit, you must compile an annotated bibliography of children’s literature or submit a major, documented paper investigating some aspect of material discussed during the conference.
Conference Non-Credit Registration
Attend the Children’s Literature Conference to learn from world-renown, award-winning authors and illustrators with out earning credits!
You may attend for the entire, week-long conference or attend only on select days.
Stay in Campus Housing
There are three campus housing options available during the week of the conference. Room fees include meal costs; Sunday dinner through Friday lunch in Allen Dining Hall. Check-in starts Sunday June 23, and check-out is on Friday June 28.
- *Single: Will be available at a rate of $300
For participants attending the conference alone, or those that would prefer a private room, the University Inn is an on-campus housing option. Rooms contain private baths and private air units. Items not provided: linens, towels, toiletries, fridge, microwave, lamps, TV, etc. Learn more about the University Inn.
- *Double: Will be available at a rate of $275 per person
For groups of 2 participants, the University Inn is an on-campus housing option. Rooms contain private baths and private air units. Items not provided: linens, towels, toiletries, fridge, microwave, lamps, TV, etc. Learn more about the University Inn.
- Groups of 4: Will be available at a rate of $300 per person
For groups of 4 participants, the Village Apartments is an on-campus housing option. The newly constructed apartments feature two bathrooms, four bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a roomy living area. All apartments are fully furnished, including washing machine, dryer, and modern kitchen appliances. Communal porch and green space are available for the enjoyment of residents. Items not provided: linens, towels, toiletries, microwave, pots, pans, TV’s, etc. Learn more about the Village Apartments.
The Village Apartments are non-refundable.
*Denotes campus housing options with elevators
Stay in Winchester
Shenandoah University Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of local accommodations.
Several hotels and motels are within easy walking distance of the University. More information will be provided upon request.
Children's Literature Conference Faculty
Dr. Karen Huff
Dr. Karen Huff is the coordinator of the elementary education program at Shenandoah University. In addition to teaching at the university level, she has taught elementary and nursery children and has also conducted numerous workshops for parent groups and in-service training.
Dr. Mary Bowser
Dr. Mary Bowser is the coordinator of the secondary education program at Shenandoah University and teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate education. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Bowser has conducted writing workshops for teachers and administrators throughout the south.
Linda Sittig, co-author of New Kid in School: Using Literature to Help Children in Transition, is a reading consultant for Loudoun County Schools. She received the 1993 Eleanor Johnson Award from the International Reading Association for the Outstanding Elementary Language Arts Teacher of the Year.
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Past Authors & Illustrators
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