Youth Literature Seminar History

Authors Featured at Previous Seminars

2012

Robert Sabuda (author, paper engineer) - Art of the Pop-Up Book
Jeff Abshear (founder and director, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center)
Maria Pérez-Stable and Beth Amidon (educators) 

2011

Holly Black (author) - On the Edge: Reading, Teens, Transformation
Eli Neiburger (IT associate director, author) - Text, Tech & Teens in This Century
Barry Goldblatt (publisher) - Content and Changes
Cindy Dobrez & Lynn Rutan

2010

Cynthia Leitich Smith (author) - Crossing Borders in Native Fiction
Debbie Reese (author, instructor)
Gillian Engberg (managing editor) - Me, You, Us: Breaking Down Borders with Books for Kids
Maria Pérez-Stable and Beth Amidon (educators)

2009

Lisa McMann (author) - I Want To Believe
James A. Owen (illustrator, storyteller, author) - Drawing Out the Dragons: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power of Choice

2008

Kadir Nelson (artist, illustrator, author) - Picture Books for the Ages
Sharon Flake and Angela Johnson (authors) - Teens on Track

2007

Paul O. Zelinksy and Steven Kellogg (authors/illustrators) - Books Tell the Story
John Green and M.T. Anderson (authors) - Guys Read, Too!

2006

Pat Mora (author) - Share Bookjoy!
Ron Koertge and Sonya Sones (authors) - All Teens Read

2005

Denise Fleming (author/artist) - Step Into the Picture
Laurie Halse Anderson and Terry Trueman (authors) - Hearing the Silent Scream: Detecting Teens in Distress

2004

Wong Herbert Yee (author/illustrator) - Stories for Our Eyes
Jacqueline Woodson (author) - Igniting Teen Activism in a Diverse World

2003

Kate DiCamillo (author) - The Story of Story and Me
Chris Crutcher (author) - Turning Real Life into Fiction

2002

Naomi Shihab Nye (author & poet) - Poetry, Peace and Unity

2001

Gloria Whelan and Janie Lynn Panagopoulos (authors) - Journey Through Michigan

2000

Patricia Lee Gauch (author/editor), Judith St. George (author), and David Small (author/illustrator) - So You Want to Make a Book

1999

José-Luis Orozco (storyteller/musician) - Lyrical Learning

1998

Rafe Martin (author/storyteller) - A Storyteller’s Tale

1997

Jerry (illustrator), Gloria Jean (author), and Brian (author/illustrator) - Pinkney In the Family Tradition

1996

Christopher Paul Curtis and Carol Fenner (authors) - The Writing Life: Michigan’s 1996 Newbery Connection

1995

Miriam Bat-Ami (author), Wendy Anderson Halperin (author/illustrator), and Ellen Howard (author) - Many Voices, Many Visions

1994

Floyd Cooper (illustrator) - Painting Backwards: A Visit with Floyd Cooper

1993

Patricia Polacco (author/illustrator) - Growing Up in a Multicultural World

1992

Richard Brown (photographer) and Joan Donaldson (author) - The Life of the Child in the 1830s

1991

David Small (author/illustrator) and Sarah Stewart (author) - A Creative Partnership

1990

Jack Prelutsky (poet) - A Poetry Celebration

1989

Julius Lester (author) - The Author as Storyteller

1988

Jerry Pinkney (illustrator) - Personal Vision

1987

Rikki Levinson (author) - How a Book Is Made
Patricia Lee Gauch (author/editor) - This Time

1986

Tasha Tudor (author/illustrator) - A Day with Tasha Tudor

1985

David Small (author/illustrator) - The Christmas Box

1984

David Small (author/illustrator) and Burr Tillstrom (puppeteer) - A Day with Burr Tillstrom and His Friend David Small

1983

Steven Kellogg (author/illustrator) - The Art of the Picture Book

1982

Anne Pellowski and John Langstaff (storytellers) - World of Storytelling

1981

George Latshaw (puppeteer) and Spencer Shaw - Animating Images: The Power of the Puppeteer

1980

Mort Schindel (animator from Weston Woods) - Putting Children’s Literature in Motion

1979

Annie Geiger (storyteller) and Carol Fenner (author) - Magic Carpet Ride

1978

Caroline Feller Bauer (storyteller) - Creative Ways to Introduce Literature to Children