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Why Reading Matters: Building a New Audience

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

| $35

The National Book Foundation’s second annual Why Reading Matters conference returns on June 15 for a full day of presentations focused on building a new audience for books. The conference will bring together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists of all kinds to discover and share ways to welcome more readers into their community. 

Why Reading Matters will feature a keynote presentation by Emma Straub, author and founder of Books Are Magic; a celebration of the 2017 Innovations in Reading prize winner Barbershop Books; a special appearance by National Book Award Finalist Jason Reynolds; and a variety of breakout sessions from Housing Works, Drag Queen Story Hour, the Poetry Society of America, and more!

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$35
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Website:
http://www.nationalbook.org/why_reading_matters_conference_2017.html

Venue

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
35-12 35th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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Phone:
7183619920
Website:
http://franksinatraschoolofthearts.org/