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  • Newbery Honor Winner Speaks to Students

    Vince Vawter and Dean Mike WirthLocal author Vince Vawter, 2014 Newbery Honor winner for his book Paperboy, spoke to faculty and students in the CCI Patrick Auditorium January 27.  His recent book for young people is set in Memphis, TN in 1959 and features an 11-year-old boy who stutters. A School Library Journal reviewer says, “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.

  • CCYAL Presents Nina Crews

    Nina Crews

    The CCYAL presents critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Nina Crews as our spring semester 2012 guest lecturer on Tuesday, March 6.

    The lecture will be held in the University of Tennessee's College of Communication and Information (CCI) Auditorium, Communications Building, 345 Circle Park Drive.

    The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow.

    The event is free to the public. Paid parking is available in UT's University Center Garage.


  • Nancy Werlin Lecture

    Nancy Werlin PosterThe Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature will be hosting a lecture by young adult author Nancy Werlin on Friday, October 29 at 7:00pm at the East Tennessee Historical Society. Some of Werlin's works include The Rules of Survival,for which she was named a National Book Award Finalist, and the Edgar Award winning The Killer's Cousin. Her latest novel is Extraordinary.

    Click here to read the UT story about Nancy Werlin.


  • Gary Paulsen, renowned author, to speak at UT on March 2

    Three-time Newbery Honor recipient to discuss his life of adventure and his most recent novel

    Gary Paulsen Poster(Knoxville, TN) To say that Gary Paulsen leads an adventurous life is an understatement. Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee to present an evening with Gary Paulsen on Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. at the University Center Auditorium, 1502 Cumberland Ave. Three-time winner of the Newbery Honor, Paulsen will be discussing his life of adventure and his newest book, Wood’s Runner.  The event is free and open to the public. Paulsen will be available to sign books after the talk.


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