Former Tri-County Reading Council

Promoting Literacy - Locally & Internationally

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 Save the Date!

Literacy Fest - November 9th 2019

Featuring Janet Wong & Sylvia Vardell 


 Janet Wong is a graduate of Yale Law School and former lawyer who switched careers and became a children’s poet. Her dramatic career change has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical Sabbatical. She is the author of 30 books for children and teens on a wide variety of subjects, including writing and revision, dumpster diving, diversity, and chess.

Sylvia Vardell is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University.  She has published extensively, including 5 books on literature for children and over 100 journal articles.  Her current work focuses  on poetry for children, including a regular blog, PoetryforChildren.  She is also the regular “Everyday Poetry” columnist for ALA’s BookLinks magazine.

Together, Vardell and Wong are the creative forces behind The Poetry Friday Anthology® series, launched in 2012 and used by thousands of teachers and librarians nationwide.


When:  November 9, 2019            Time:   8:15 am - 2pm

 Place: Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

             100 Kagey Road, Collegeville


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