Make Way for Simmons!

We welcome Simmons University's biannual Children's Literature Institute to campus today. This year's theme being "Make Way," the Institute begins tonight with Grace Lin and Alvina Ling in dialogue with and at Make Way for Dumplings: Twenty Years of the Art of Grace Lin exhibiting in the Trustman Gallery, fourth floor of the Main College Building. (Tomorrow is the last day of the exhibition so get over there now if you want to see it.)

Yesterday I went to the Museum of Fine Arts with Eric Tribunella, professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi and the visiting instructor charged with examining the Institute's theme with the Simmons grad students. We saw two shows at the MFA of definite interest to children's book people, one of illustrator Kay Nielsen's work and the other Make Believe, a group show of contemporary photographers working with fairy tale themes. Both shows definitely worth a visit.

Maybe I'll see you around campus this weekend; say hi.

P.S. After the Institute wraps on Sunday morning, and if you're new to Boston, you should totally take a Duck Tour.

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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