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Teacher resources collected on Authors and Illustrators that have attended the festival

The Swiacki Children's Literature Festival

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.

Previous Authors and Illustors to the McCord & Swiacki Children's Literature Fesitval

1986- Tomie dePaola              1996- Patricia Polacco                                  2006-John Lechner & Gordon Morrison

1987-Steven Kellogg              1997-Ann Jonas & Donald Crews                2007-Steven Kellogg

1988-Jean Fitz                        1998-Joseph Brushac                                    2008-Barbara Lehman

1989- Peter Spier                    1999-Kevin Henkes                                      2009-Molly Bang

1990- Barbara Cooney            2000-Jack Prelutsky                                      2010-Grace Lin, Leda Schubert, Jimmy Gownley, & Nick Abadzis          

1991-Rosemary Wells             2001-Diane Stanley                                      2011-Jeanne Birdsall

1992- Jerry Pinkey                  2002- Allen Say                                            2012-Jerry Pinkey & Joyce Sidman

1993- Jan Brett                        2003- Patricia & Fredrick McKissack          2013-Stephen Krensky & Beth Krommers

1994- Joanna Cole                  2004-Kathrine Paterson                                 2014-Steve Jenkins & Mark Teague

1995- Eric Carle                      2005- Chris Van Allsburg                              2015-Jane Yolen

                                                                                                                        2016- Steve Sheinkin & Jason Chin

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