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Why Reading Matters Conference, 2017: Building a New Audience

Why Reading Matters: Building a New Audience, 2017
The National Book Foundation’s second annual Why Reading Matters conference returns on June 15 for a full day of presentations focused on building a new audience for books. Why Reading Matters is designed to bring together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists of all kinds to discover and share ways to welcome more readers into their community.
Why Reading Matters: Building a New Audience will feature a keynote presentation, a celebration of the 2017 Innovations in Reading prize winner, a special author appearance, and a variety of breakout sessions focused on how we can foster and increase inclusivity among new readers.
The conference will be held from 9 AM – 3 PM on Thursday, June 15 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City, NY. Tickets are $35, and will include a light breakfast.
Conference schedule:
Detailed conference program and registration details will be announced May 1st.