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2019 Convention

November 21-24, 2019

This fall, when we come reawaken our own spirit of inquiry as teachers, leaders, writers, readers, and thinkers.

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Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries.

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Featured Speakers

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Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden is the including the Coretta Scott King Author Honor-winning Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is is an acclaimed author and critic who has unearthed literary public television.

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Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multigenerational, relentlessly paced story Americans.

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Tara Westover

Tara Westover is the author of Educated: A Memoir. She set foot in a classroom for she pursued learning for a decade.

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Travel & Hotels

The Baltimore Convention Center is the venue for of them are just steps away from its doors.

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Registration for the 2019