Announcement: 2020 Children's Literature Conference
Dear Teachers, Librarians and Lovers of Children’s Books,
During this extraordinary time when the coronavirus has canceled events, pushed people indoors, and changed our view of the world, one thing remains constant…the power of story. We salute all teachers and librarians who have dedicated their careers to sharing stories with students, even through a pandemic.
We will miss you this year as the Conference takes a hiatus due to the virus. However, we are committed to paying it forward and so we invite you to return to Shenandoah from June 21-25, 2021 for our next Children’s Literature Conference when we will “BOOK IT FORWARD!” in grand fashion.
We wish you health, we wish you safety, we wish you peace and we wish you many good stories to sustain your soul. Thank you for all you do to bring children and books together.
With respect and gratitude,
Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference Faculty and Staff
Children’s Literature World Shares Its Talents In A Time Of Crisis
A host of talented, giving, dynamic authors, illustrators and educators have graced the Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference over its 35 years of existence.
And now, as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many past presenters, along with some slated to appear at this year’s conference, are sharing their talents to benefit children and families affected by school closures worldwide.
SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE
Artwork Credit: Reading to the Moon | Book Fiesta by Rafael López
CANCELLED: 2020 Conference Details
For the past 34 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 35th annual conference and study with the highly talented authors and illustrators who will be presenting.
June 22-26, 2020 | 9 am-4 pm
Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH), 2nd floor
Shenandoah University, Winchester Campus
600 Millwood Avenue Winchester, VA 22601
Monday, June 22, 2020 | 7:30-8:45 am
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CANCELLED: 2020 Authors and Illustrators
CANCELLED: Come out to “Rockin’ The Library!”
Tuesday, June 23 | 5 – 7 pm
SU kicks off its weeklong 35th annual Children’s Literature Conference June 22 with a day of presentations, workshops, and fun! The annual, free community event, “Rockin’ the Library” will be held on Braddock Street outside Handley Library on Tuesday, June 23.
35th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Registration is CLOSED.
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2020 Conference Rates
|Full Week||Conference Non-Credit: Week||$395|
|One Day||Conference Non-Credit: Per Day||$129|
|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||Sunday Dinner-Friday lunch & housing||Rates|
|Single Room||June 21-26, 2019*||$325|
|*Students check-out on June 26, 2020|
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 21, 2020. Transcripts will be mailed by October 23, 2020.
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.
Week-long conference attendees have the option to purchase campus housing accommodations.
Attend Without Earning Credit
Attend the Children’s Literature Conference to learn from world-renown, award-winning authors and illustrators with out earning credits!
Week-long, non-credit attendees have the option to purchase campus housing accommodations.
Attend the conference on select days without earning credit
You may attend the conference on select days. We will be announcing which authors will be presenting each day soon.
Daily conference attendees do not have the option to purchase housing accommodations.
Stay in Campus Housing
There is campus housing 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 21, and check-out is on Friday June 26.
Single: Will be available at a rate of $325
Single rooms are available at the University Inn, which 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.
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.
See Highlights from CLC 2018
See Highlights from CLC 2017
See Highlights from CLC 2016
Past Authors & Illustrators
- 2019 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2018 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2017 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2016 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2015 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2014 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2013 Conference Authors & Illustrators
- 2012 Conference Authors & Illustrators
Children’s Literature Conference in the Media
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