Register Now!Please note: Our apologies to those of you who have been on the waiting list for the conference for the past year! As of now, due to recent cancellations, we do have some spaces available.

We are also accepting a  limited number of last-minute new registrations; if you are interested in attending and are able to wait until Friday for final notification, please register online and then contact Frumie Selchen at (603-323-7302). We will notify new registrants on Friday about whether there is room for them to attend.

Those who register now may bring checks to the conference.

Yes! This is very likely both the best and the least expensive conference you'll attend next year! Your fee covers facilities and food (morning coffee & snacks plus brunch). We pay for the speaker.

Payment of $25/registrant is by check only. To register, you must both complete the online form, and send a check for $25/registrant, payable to the Conway School District, to:
AANNH, c/o Selchen
HC64 Box 223, Wonalancet NH 03897

Please be sure that registrants' names are clearly indicated on the check.

No one will be considered registered until both steps have been completed.

Please note: There will be no refunds for this conference. If you register but are unable to attend, please find a colleague to take your place or let us know immediately so that we can allow others to register. Thank you!


Kennett High School
409 Eagles Way
North Conway, NH 03860

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Annual Reading/Writing Conference for Educators at All Grade Levels
Dedicated to the memory and legacy of Donald Graves

for K-12 teachers, administrators, literacy leaders & parents from throughout New England and Eastern Canada!

We are currently inviting last-minute registrations from new registrants who register online and contact us directly to check on availability.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration, book sales at 7:30 a.m.
Kennett High School, 409 Eagles Way, North Conway

Cost: $25/person. No charge for SAU 9 staff, faculty, parents or residents.

Presented in partnership by the Conway School District and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, our 2016 conference features Lucy Calkins, author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K-8.  

In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core; The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading.

She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank developing state of the art teaching methods and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. 

As the leader of this world-renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. 

Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program.

Staff Development & Continuing Education Credits Available. 

Books will be available for purchase and a raffle will be offered to support the Arts Alliance's conference coordination work.

Stay to ski, hike, play -- or shop! Participants will receive coupons from North Conway outlets & businesses.

Questions? Contact:

Frumie Selchen
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire