Rutgers Center for Literacy Development Speaker Series: John Schu “The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life”

9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Busch Student Center

When we share our hearts through story, we inspire others to think more deeply about their own hearts and how stories connect us all. In this presentation of the heart, teacher, librarian, children’s author, book lover, and story ambassador John Schu invites readers to consider literacy beyond its academic benefits, highlighting the ways story speaks to our hearts and brings us together. Presented through a study of five affective elements of story — healer, inspiration, clarifier, compassion, and connector — participants will explore how the universal truths found in stories can change us, inspire us, connect us to others, answer our deepest questions, and help us heal.

Visit us at:

Register at:

View the flyer here: Feb 23 Speaker Series 22-23

View the speakers for the 2022-2023 academic year: Speaker Series 22-23