April 10, 2012
Newburgh, NY -
Mary College and the Amy Bull Crist Reading Council present the
19th Annual Conference on Literacy. Saturday, April 21 from 8 am to
The event will be held in Hudson Hall on campus, 330 Powell
Keynote speaker Rita Williams-Garcia (right), an award-winning
author, will present "A Little Magic, If You Please," inspiring
ways educators and parents can work with young people to think,
read, and write about the world.
Williams-Garcia is the author of numerous books, including the
award winning titles, “One Crazy Summer,” “Jumped,” and “Like
Sisters on the Home Front.”
Known for their realistic portrayal of young people of color,
Williams-Garcia’s books have been recognized by the Coretta Scott
King Award Committee, American Library Association, PEN Norma
Klein, and Parents’ Choice, among others.
The conference is coordinated by Mount education chair Reva
Cowan and faculty members Janine Bixler, J. David Gallagher,
Rebecca Norman and Kristin Slover.
Conference fees are $50 general, $20 for full-time students, and
$30 for ABC Reading Council Members. Registration closes April
For more information and to download a brochure, see the event
calendar at www.msmc.edu or call 845-569-3525 or