Virtual Children's Literature Symposium

VIRTUAL Children's Literature Symposium
Award Winning Children's and Middle Grades' Authors Sharing Lessons about Their Books and Writing Itself
December 9, 2021 @ 3:30-5:00pm


Dr. Jennifer Zwillenberg
Executive Director
Zwillenberg Consulting

This event provides an opportunity for educators to engage in 3 breakout sessions with highly acclaimed children's and middle grades authors. In addition, participants will receive 25 different brief video lessons on writing created by the authors designed to be shared with students. Lastly, a teacher's guide (PDF) that includes a summary of the authors, their videos, and 75 different lesson suggestions will be given to participating educators. Language Arts teachers (K-8) will walk away thrilled with all the lessons on writing they receive, and general enthusiasts of children's literature will gain insight into the newest works being published in the field.

Who should attend? Lower and Middle School Division Directors, Lower and Middle School Teachers, and Librarians who are interested in children's literature and are looking for high-quality resources for teaching writing 

Authors include: Eugene Yelchin, Luisana Duarte Armendáriz, Candace Fleming, Steven Weinberg, Jon Scieszka, Heather Montgomery (Stay posted: This list continues to grow.)

Diversity Statement: Dr. Jennifer Zwillenberg is committed to sharing high quality literature with educators and focuses on supporting authors who write own voices stories from various cultural, racial, linguistic, and gender identities as well as promoting anti-racist pedagogy broadly.

$50 (Members) | $75 (Non-Members)

Registration Deadline: December 3, 2021

Location: Online
Zoom information will be sent in a confirmation email closer to the event.


Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to Keara Danger at There is a $10 per person processing fee through December 3, 2021, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Contact Alison Carlson at

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