Reading and Writing Conference Celebrates 48th Meeting and Rutgers’ 250th

The 48th Annual Conference on Reading and Writing is set to kick off as an official event of the 250th Anniversary of Rutgers University. The Annual Conference on Reading and Writing is New Jersey’s largest conference of its kind, boasting more than 1,100 educators in attendance for the past few years.
On October 23, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, educators will experience a day of literacy-rich professional development. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 40 workshop offerings; enjoy two keynote presentations; meet vendors, publishers, and experts in the field; and network among other educators.
The keynote speakers include literacy expert and well-known academic author, Dr. Douglas Fisher of San Diego University, and best selling children’s book author and Rutgers alumna, Judith Viorst, most notably recognized for her book, and now movie, Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Other feature speakers include academic authors, Stephanie Harvey and Chris Lehman, among many local experts and Rutgers’ graduates. There will also be a poster session of dissertations from Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) very own doctoral graduates.
The Annual Conference on Reading and Writing is hosted by GSE’s Center for Literacy Development. Dr. Lesley M. Morrow, Distinguished Professor of Literacy and director of the Center for Literacy Development, has been hosting the conference for 25 years.
GSE faculty and staff who would like to attend the event should RSVP to Lisa Mullin at GSE students may receive a 20% discount by using the code RUStudent20 when registering with a Rutgers email address.
Register for the 48th Annual Conference on Reading and Writing and learn more about the Center for Literacy Development by visiting their website.