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African American Read-In
Month of February
During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Hosting an event can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers. See a list of local events and our  toolkit with resources for organizers and participants.


CCCC Annual Convention
April 6-9, 2016
"Writing Strategies for Action" is the theme for the Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, a constituent group for college educators, writing researchers, and students. New this year for the Houston convention is a series of Taking Action Workshops.


National Day on Writing 
October 20, 2016
NCTE, the National Writing Project, The New York Times Learning Network, and The Teaching Channel will celebrate writing and thinking about why you do it. We'll Tweet on October 20 using a hashtag to be determined. This will be NCTE's eighth annual National Day on Writing!



NCTE Annual ConventionNCTE Annual Convention
November 17-20, 2016, Atlanta, GA
The theme of the 2016 Annual Convention, chosen by Program Chair and NCTE President-Elect Susan Houser, is "Faces of Advocacy." 


NCTE Annual Convention Program Chair Susan Houser
Talks about the November Convention
When we hear the word "advocacy" in connection to our profession, every one of us—teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, writers—has a different definition of what that means. There are people who might think that this only has to do with talking to senators and representatives in government about affecting changes on a state or national level. While this is certainly a part of advocacy, it is not the only piece of advocacy that this Convention wishes to explore. Read more about Susan's theme and watch this Introduction to the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention.

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