Programs

Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature 2019-2020

September 13 - 15, 2019

Overview

The Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature is a 24-month professional development and mentorship program for People of Color and Indigenous authors or illustrators who are actively pursuing publication within the children’s publishing industry.

Faculty

Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of more than 60 books for children. Floyd started his career…
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Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of the Jasmine Toguchi chapter book series (JLG selections, the Amelia Bloomer and CCBC Choices…
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Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban…
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Paula Chase-Hyman

Paula Chase-Hyman doesn’t mind being known as a Jane of all trades, Queen of none. But a single theme has…
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Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Special Guest Yvonne Wakim Dennis is an award winning author of nonfiction books for children and adults including A Kid’s…
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Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson has always loved getting lost in stories. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is…
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An Na

An Na was born in South Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She is the author of three…
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Pat Cummings

Special Guest Pat Cummings is the author and/or illustrator of over 40 books for young readers. Along with teaching children’s…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost:

All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport. Airport pick-up at Newark Airport is also available for $75 round-trip.

We offer payment plans as low as $75/month. We'll be in touch with details after you register.

workshop information

Fellowship Session One begins on Friday, September 13 with dinner and ends on Sunday, September 15, with lunch.

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