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ASTAL/Rhode Island College
Award for Contributions to the
Field of Literature for Young People

ASTAL annually honors an outstanding author who makes an ongoing contribution to
literature for young people. The ASTAL/Rhode Island College Award for
Contributions to the Field of Literature for Young People is presented at the
ASTAL Conference which, as of 2006, is held each Fall.



Joan Bauer - 2007


Patricia Reilly Giff - 2006 Fall


David Macaulay - 2006 Spring


Caroline B. Cooney - 2005


Gary Paulsen - 2004


Jack Gantos - 2003


Lois Lowry - 2002


Natalie Babbitt - 2001






ASTAL Summer Institute
Writing for Young People

June 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 2007

These days can change your life.


This summer the Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature (ASTAL) at Rhode Island College is offering a five day institute for people who are interested in learning to write for young people. A follow-up session will be held in December. Participants will choose between a strand for fiction writing or nonfiction writing. A third strand will be available for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in learning to write for their peers.

Participants will attend presentations about book publishing featuring editors and publishers including Kara LaReau, editor for Scholastic Books, R. James Stahl, publisher of the Merlyn’s Pen New Library of Young Adult Writing and head of The Olga! Project: Courage, Creativity, and Identity, and Jennifer Taber, publicist at Houghton Mifflin. They will meet and hear from guest authors including Natalie Babbitt, Patricia Reilly Giff, Janet Taylor Lisle, Patricia McCormick, Sarah Lamstein, and Melissa Stewart. Each participant will also work with an instructor/mentor in one of three strands: Writing Fiction for Young People; Writing Nonfiction for Young People; or Young People Writing for Their Peers (enrollment limited to students in grades 7-12). Instructor/mentors include Tonya Bolden, Kelly Easton, Beatrice Gormley, Joyce Hansen, Mark Peter Hughes, Donna Jackson, Peter Johnson, and Liza Ketchum. In each strand, the instructor/mentor to student ratio will not exceed 1:7 to provide maximum opportunities for individualized instruction and feedback during work sessions. Enrollment will be limited and students will be accepted in the order that we receive the applications by the strand indicated.

Enrollees may elect to earn three graduate or undergraduate credits for their participation.





















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