NEWS: Tom Romano to be keynote speaker for the 2014 Diverse Literacies Conference
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Tom Romano, renown scholar of writing and author of Crafting Authentic Voice and Blending Genre, Altering Style
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Since its inception, the conference has been featuring prominent scholars as keynote speakers: in 2007, the conference plenary talk was delivered by Danling Fu, in 2008, our keynote speaker was Patrick Shannon, followed by Mary Kalantzis in 2009, Anne Haas Dyson in 2010, David and Yvonne Freeman in 2011, and Sonia Nieto in 2012. In 2013, we were happy to welcome Yetta Goodman as our keynote speaker. For more information about the past installments of the conference, please visit the Past Conferences page.
The 2014 Diverse Literacies Conference will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, PA. A pre-conference workshop will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014. Our keynote speaker in 2014 will be Tom Romano, author of Crafting Authentic Voice; Blending Genre, Altering Style; Zigzag; and Writing with Passion.
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Are you doing some interesting work regarding Diverse Literacies and you would like to share it with other educators? Consider submitting a proposal for our 2014 conference. A call for proposals will be available in the spring.
- Our keynote speaker for the 2014 Diverse Literacies Conference will be Tom Romano. Dr. Romano is a renowned scholar of writing who is known for prompting teachers to reconsider traditional perceptions of writing, and for challenging us to venture beyond the safety zones of narrative and exposition and to fearlessly explore the possibilities of multigenre writing.
- The 2013 Diverse Literacies Conference, organized by Penn State Lehigh Valley in collaboration with the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project, was held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, PA. The theme of the conference was Nurturing Diverse Learners through Student-Centered Instruction and it featured Dr. Yetta Goodman as the keynote speaker, as well a several other presenters offering workshops and research presentations on a variety of topics. For further information about the event, which was attended by 105 educators, please visit our Past Conferences Page.
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