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Prelutsky Event Cancelled


It is with great disappointment that the Center for Children's &Young Adult Literature must announce that our October 6 lecture with Jack Prelutsky has been cancelled. Mr. Prelutsky has taken ill and is unable to perform.  We hope to reschedule Mr. Prelutsky's lecture for a date in the near future. Please stay posted on our website or Facebook page for more details about a rescheduled event.


CCYAL Board Praises Children's Festival of Reading Authors


CCYAL co-founder Jinx Watson, director Miranda Clark, and vice-chairperson Kristie Atwood endorse the visiting authors for this year's Children's Festival of Reading sponsored by the Knox County Public Library. Click here to read the full article in the Knoxville News Sentinel -


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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