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MRA Summer Literature Conference 2019

Michigan Reading Association

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

MRA Summer Literature Conference 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
MRA Member ($149.99 total) Jul 30, 2019 $139.85 $10.14
Non-Member ($189.99 total) Jul 30, 2019 $177.56 $12.43
Student Conference (2nd-7th) ($49.99 total) Jul 30, 2019 $45.58 $4.41
Luncheon ($29.99 total) Jul 30, 2019 $26.73 $3.26
The Art of Life Guided Painting Event on Tue 30th, 7:30 PM ($24.99 total) Jul 30, 2019 $22.02 $2.97
Sponsor MRA Programs Jul 30, 2019 Enter donation ($)

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Summer Literature Conference 2019

Amplifying Student Voices

July 30-31, 2019 | Shanty Creek Resort - Bellaire, Michigan

Join us for this year's exciting line-up of nationally recognized professional development speakers, authors, illustrators and presenters. Sessions will be presented for all grade levels from Early Elementary through High School.

SCECH hours are available.

Our Featured Speakers

Teri Lesesne - General Session Speaker on July 30

Teri LesesneTeri Lesesne (rhymes with insane) is a Distinguished Professor of Library Science where she teaches courses in literature for children, tweens, and teens. She is the author of 3 professional books: Making the Match, Naked Reading, and Reading Ladders. Additionally, she has authored several book chapters and dozens of articles and columns about books and reading. Teri has served on book selection committees for ALA and ILA as well. In her spare time, Teri reads and weeds.

Matt de la Peña - General Session Speaker on July 31

Matt de la PenaMatt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and The Living) and five picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). In 2016 he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

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When & Where

Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Michigan Reading Association

The Michigan Reading Association is an organization of people who believe that literacy is the key to transferring people's lives. Chartered in 1956 by the International Reading Association, MRA has grown to be the leader in providing literacy resources to teachers, parents and universities. 

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