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CLNE Symposium 2016: Passages of Hope

November 10-13, 2016
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, Vermont

Participating presenters include, Kwame Alexander, M.T. Anderson, Deirdre Baker, Alison Bechdel, Liz Bicknell, Susan Cooper, Sarah Ellis, K. T. Horning, Gregory Maguire, Katherine Paterson, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Rebecca Stead. Additional presenters will be announced.

 
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Congratulations to CLNE Presenters who are 2016 ALA Youth Media Award Winners!

M.T. Anderson, author of Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.  He and his editor, Liz Bicknell, will be speaking at Passages of Hope, the 2016 CLNE Symposium.

Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Echo,  winner of a Newbery Honor Book Award. She will be speaking at Passages of Hope, the 2016 CLNE Symposium.

Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He spoke at Swords and Ploughshares, CLNE Summer Institute, 1993.

Steve Sheinkin, author of Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret HIstory of the Vietnam War, winner of the 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He will be presenting at the 2016 CLNE Symposium, Passages of Hope.

Jacqueline Woodson, 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer.  She spoke at the CLNE Summer Institute in 2005, The Fairy Tale Belongs to the Poor.

 
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Mythic Journey 2016
January 9 - May 19, 2016

Temple of Apollo, Delphi, GR — photo by Stephen CorenJoin 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.

bulletA 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.

 
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Symposium 2014

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Writing the Past: Yesterday Was Once Today — Erik Christian Haugaard

November 14-16, 2014
A Symposium at Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, Vermont

Presenters: Presenters at the Symposium included: M. T. Anderson, Ashley Bryan, Susan Cooper, Sarah Ellis, Shane Evans, Jack Gantos, Amanda West Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Elizabeth Partridge, Katherine Paterson, Neal Porter, Leda Schubert, Barbara Scotto, Brian Selznick, Robin Smith, Suzanne Fisher Staples, Deborah Taylor, Martha Walke.

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Challenge Grant Met!

"We are delighted to announce that The Examined Life has met and exceeded the $100,000 Challenge Grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation," said Barbara Harrison, CLNE codirector emeritus. "The award is an affirmation of the vital work of the EXL program in promoting greater awareness of the classics and legacy of Greece reflected in our language and literature, and our view of history, philosophy, art, beauty, and importantly our view of ourselves." The program features an online graduate course, a study tour to Greece, and the development of multi-media curricula for use in the classroom. More info at teachgreece.org. THANK YOU, MATCHING DONORS!!!

 
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Gregory Maguire

After Alice

Congratulations to Gregory Maguire on the publication of After Alice. Award winning author Gregory Maguire is codirector emeritus of CLNE. Listen to an interview that Rachel Martin of NPR conducted with Gregory Maguire about his new book:

 
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Kathleen Isaacs

Picturing the World

Kudos to Kathleen Isaacs on her newest publication, Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children. Isaacs is a member of the Advisory Board of CLNE  and frequent discussion leader at CLNE symposia.

 
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Ashley Bryan

By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge

Kudos to Ashley Bryan, CLNE honorary board member,  and Martin Bileck on the release of their  new book,  By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge.

 
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Brian Selznick

The Marvels

Kudos to Brian Selznick on the publication of his new work, The Marvels. Winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal, Selznick has been a speaker at CLNE symposia. 

 
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M.T. Anderson

Symphony for the City of the Dead

Congratulations to M.T. Anderson, National Book Award winner and frequent speaker for CLNE symposia  on the publication of his new nonfiction for young adults: Symphony for the City of the Dead — Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. Winner of several Best Book of the Year Awards>>

 
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Sarah Ellis

Ben Says Goodbye

Congratulations to award winning author and CLNE board member Sarah Ellis on the publication of her newest book for young children, Ben Says Goodbye, illustrated by Kim La Fave.

 
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Astrid Lindgren Award

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) recognizes creators of literature in a broad sense. Nominees include authors, illustrators, storytellers, and persons and organisations who work to promote literacy. 215 candidates from 59 countries have been nominated for this honor. It is the world’s largest children’s literature award. The award winner will be announced on April 5, 2016

Children's Literature New England and The Examined Life have been nominated for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Sarah Ellis, CLNE board member and award winning YA author of  Odd Man Out, Outside In, Pick-up Sticks and more, has been nominated for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

 
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Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:

Deborah D. Taylor is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Congratulations! Deborah D. Taylor is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. Deborah Taylor is a frequent presenter at CLNE programs. Deborah and Robin Smith presented "Books Not on the LIst" at the 2015 CLNE Symposium.

Taylor’s career in public service began more than 40 years ago with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, where she is currently coordinator of School and Student Services. Her career has been spent as mentor, educator and literacy advocate for young adults. As an inspiring young adult librarian, leader in national associations and university instructor, she has been distinctly effective in introducing young people and her professional colleagues to the outstanding work of African American authors.

 
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CLNE on Facebook

Click for the CLNE FB pageGo to our lively Childrens Literature New England Facebook group page where you can find children's literature news and events, interesting articles, and CLNE happenings. Once there, ask to join our group.

 
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