BU to host 42nd annual Reading Conference

For Immediate Release

Date:  May 4, 2006 


BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 42nd annual Reading Conference will be held at the campus Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19. 

The conference, which runs from Thursday at 8:30 a.m. until Friday at 2:30 p.m., focuses on the best practices to teach reading and writing to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It features workshops and presentations by authors, consultants, classroom teachers and musicians, including Lori Oczkus, a nationally recognized literary consultant; Gail Gibbons, leading author of children’s nonfiction books; and Van Wagner, a local musician.  

The registration fee is $50 per person. Lunch will be available both days and checks should be made payable to “BU Reading Conference.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.