Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Reading & Writing Celebrations that You Don't Want to Miss

Mark your calendars for the following events. This list was culled from the August/September issue of Reading Today, an International Reading Association publication.

National Book Festival- September 25
If you live in the Washington, DC area, this year's festival will be an explosion of authors and books. Visit the website to see the large array of activities planned for the day.

Read for the Record - October 7. This year students from around the world will read The Snowy Day as they raise awareness of the importance of early literacy. Last year over two million readers read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Help break the record!

Teen Read Week- October 17-23
This annual celebration sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, targets teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers, and other interested adults. The goal is to encourage youth to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries.

National Day on Writing- October 20
For the second year, the National Council of Teachers of English are encouraging writers of all ages to submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, videos, and artwork to this online gallery.


Write2ignite said...

What a great list, Carol! I've got to mark down the October date. You are fabulous!

Gretchen Griffith said...

I'm glad The Snowy Day is the feature for this year. My students really liked it. Reading snowy in October, though...Sure, it will get them in the mood.


elysabeth said...

Me too - marking October's events since September isn't possible for me to attend (will be at the SCBWI-Carolinas conference that weekend). There are some smaller events going on between now and the middle of November - (Savannah Children's Book Festival is a great one too - I can't wait to do that one; a new one in Charleston, SC, the week before the Savannah one) - Thanks for reminding me about the National Day on Writing - will try to coordinate something with the 6th grade class on that day. See you in a few weeks at the conference (if you are going to be there). - E :)

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