The Swiacki Children’s Literature Festival at Framingham State University is an annual celebration of children’s books featuring
renowned authors and illustrators in the field. The event includes book signings, lectures and workshops about the latest developments
in the craft. The festival was launched in 1986 as the David McCord Children’s Literature Festival, sponsored by the Nobscot Reading
Council. Framingham State University has hosted the festival since its inception and, in 2006, took over coordination of the event.
In 2014, the festival was renamed the Swiacki Children’s Literature Festival at Framingham State University in recognition of the efforts
and support of its alumnae donors, Nancy and Janina Swiacki.