2018 Why Reading Matters Conference: Reading Without Boundaries

Why Reading Matters Conference

Jason Reynolds speaks at the 2017 Why Reading Matters Conference. (Photo credit: Christian Rodriguez)

The National Book Foundation’s third annual Why Reading Matters conference returns on June 7 for a full day of presentations focused on reading without boundaries. 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: Reading Without Boundaries will feature author appearances, a celebration of the 2018 Innovations in Reading prize winner, and a variety of breakout sessions focused on how we can use books to bridge divides, create new connections, and deepen understandings.

The conference was held on Thursday June 7 at the St. Francis College in Brooklyn. A happy hour reception will follow, from 4pm-5:30pm.
St. Francis College


The 2018 Why Reading Matters Conference is made possible through the support of St. Francis College.


Sponsored by: Levenger Foundation