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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.
Looking for Workshop Presenters for Literacy Fest
There are many expert teachers, instructors, consultants, and professors in our council's region and surrounding areas! Would you be willing to share some of your strategies, techniques, programs, and/or information with other educators? We are currently seeking presenters for Literacy Fest 2019. Proposals for one- hour or two-hour workshops are being accepted now! Presenters (one or two per workshop) will receive free registration for Literacy Fest 2019 & lunch.
If you are interested please fill out the online Presenter’s Proposal form at
When: November 9, 2019 Tentative Time: 8:00am - 2pm
Tentative Place: Perkiomen Valley Middle School East
100 Kagey Road, Collegeville