Annual Conference

Registration LILAC/NRC 2021 Annual Conference

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Keynote Speakers

Torrey Maldonado – Acclaimed Children’s and YA Author of Tight and Secret Saturdays.

His books have been named an American Library Association's Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Kansas National Education Association's recommended book for Middle and High Schools, a Pennsylvania School Library Association’s Young Adult Top Forty read, and the official book of the National Night Out Against Violence & Crime.

Maldonado has been chosen as "Top Ten 'New' Latino Authors to Watch (and Read)."

Ralph Fletcher – Award-Winning Author, Internationally Known Expert on the Teaching of Writing

Ralph Fletcher has been a mentor to teachers and young writers everywhere and his professional books are part of this tradition. His newest book, Focus Lessons, helps teachers use the natural links between writing and photography to enhance their instruction. Another recent title, Joy Write, explores the value of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth.

Ralph is the beloved author of many bestselling teacher professional books and resources including:

Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide
What a Writer Needs, Second Edition
Mentor Author, Mentor Texts
Craft Lessons
Breathing In, Breathing Out
Teaching the Qualities of Writing
Lessons for the Writer's Notebook

Students know Ralph as the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including Fig Pudding, Twilight Comes Twice, The Writer’s Notebook, Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid, and most recently Marshfield Memories: More Stories About Growing Up.

Workshop Proposals

2019 Workshop Proposal Information

Conference Archives

Long Island Language Arts Council & Nassau Reading Council Conference Archives

  • March 22, 2019
    Literacy, Empathy, Social Justice
    Jay Heinrichs and Kathryn Otoshi
  • March 9, 2018
    Literacy and Learning:
    Creating Pathways Within Diverse Classrooms
    Kylene Beers, Ed.D. & E. Lockhart
  • March 10, 2017
    Literacy Empowers Hearts and Minds
    Pam Allyn & Kwame Alexander
  • March 4, 2016
    Celebrate Diversity in Literacy: Engage, Connect, Act
    Tim Shanahan & Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • March 6, 2015
    Literacy Matters for Every Learner
    Richard Allington & Pam Munoz Ryan
  • March 7, 2014
    Critical Thinking for Critical Times
    Tim Rasinski & Alan Sitomer
  • April 5, 2013
    Shifting Instruction to the Core
    Kelly Gallagher & Lester Laminack
  • March 23, 2012
    Literacy at the Core
    Harvey Daniels & Gordon Korman
  • March 25, 2011
    The Promise of the Future
    Sharon Taberski & Todd Strasser
  • April 16, 2010
    Calling All Learners
    Alfred Tatum & Lindamichellebaron
  • April 24, 2009
    Believing in Literacy
    Irene Fountas & Kwame Alexander
  • April 4, 2008
    Imagine a World Without Words
    Tom Romano & Jan Cherpiko
  • April 20, 2007
    Reading, and Writing, and Words…Oh My!
    Janet Allen & Gregory MaGuire
  • March 31, 2006
    Sharing the Stories That Live Within Us
    Laura Robb & Michael Winerip
  • April 2005
  • April 23, 2004
    Jacqueline Woodson & Patricia Reilly Giff
  • March 28, 2003
    John Guare​
  • 2002