Children’s Literature New England, Inc., is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3). CLNE was established in 1987 by former faculty members of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College to pursue the aims of literature education without institutional impediment.

Children’s Literature New England founding board members include Barbara Harrison and Gregory Maguire codirectors; Ethel and Paul Heins, Betty Levin, Jill Paton Walsh, and John Rowe Townsend. Paul and Ethel Heins died in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Betty Levin resigned in 1997; Virginia Golodetz, who served for eleven years, resigned in 2006.

Click here for more information on our upcoming Symposium

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November 10-13 2016

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, Vermont



Mythic Journey 2016

mythic-journey-2015Join CLNE and The Examined Life for an exhilarating journey that includes an online graduate course and a study tour to Greece. We will read and discuss early Greek literature and its timeless and universal importance in the education of young people. Click here for more information or email Barbara Scotto, CLNE Liaison.

The online course runs January 9 – May 19, 2016 and the study tour to Greece is scheduled for April 14-24, 2016.

A limited number of $1,000 stipends remain to be awarded on a first come, first served basis to teachers K-12, new to The Examined Life program. Please check the requirements.