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National African American Read In (February)
Make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Hosting a Read-In 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. To be counted as participants, simply select books, poems, speeches (anything) authored by African Americans, hold an event during the month of February, and report your results by submitting the African American Read-In Report Card.



Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention (March)
March 19-22, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Open | Source(s), Access, Futures" is the theme for the 65th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) of NCTE.



Literacies for All Summer Institute (July)
July 17-19, 2014, Pasadena, California
"Making Meaning: Teaching and Learning Together" is the theme for the 25th annual conference of the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU). 




Banned Books Week (September)
NCTE is a co-sponsor of Banned Books Week and invites its members to
  • Protect the Students' Right to Read.
  • Talk to students about how the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution protects everyone's right to read and how censorship denies that right.
  • Celebrate their favorite banned books (and encourage their students to do so as well) by joining the Virtual Read-Out!
  • Create videos that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel. Follow this criteria and use this form to submit your videos.
  • Take part in the Banned Books Week Twitter chat (#nctechat), September 22, 2013, 8 pm ET 

NCTE's National Day on Writing (October 20)
To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, NCTE is celebrating October 20, 2013, as the National Day on Writing. To celebrate composition in all its forms, we encourage diverse participants--students, teachers, parents, grandparents, service and industrial workers, managers, business owners, legislators, retirees, and many more--to celebrate writing in all its forms.

National Day on Writing Twitter chat (#nctechat), October 20, 2013, 8 pm ET  

National Day on Writing Tweet Out (#write2connect), October 21, 2013 

NCTE Annual Convention(November)
November 20-24, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts
The theme of the 2013 Annual Convention, chosen by Program Chair and NCTE President-Elect Ernest Morrell, is (Re)Inventing the Future of English” 



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