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Concordia College Hosting Early Literacy Conference March 21

Concordia College will host a Journey into Storytelling: Early Literacy Conference on March 21.
Concordia College will host a Journey into Storytelling: Early Literacy Conference on March 21. Photo Credit: Contibuted

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Concordia College will host a Journey into Storytelling: Early Literacy Conference at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Pietruski Auditorium on the Concordia College campus.

“We are proud to bring together a distinguished panel of guests including award-winning authors to discuss the importance of early literacy,” said Stephanie Squires, director of the Master’s Education Program at Concordia College. “This is a great opportunity for students, parents, teachers, and professors to celebrate and discuss the value of storytelling as an educational learning tool.”

Breakout and panel topics include:

  • What Inspires a “Journey” for Young Readers?
  • Connecting Oral Language to Literacy Through Storytelling
  • Children’s Books 101: Learning How to Make a Book

A panel question-and-answer session and book signing will conclude the event. Featured panelists include Jane Gangi, Mount Saint Mary professor and award-winning author; Jeanne Peloso, CUNY Lehman professor; Laconia Therrio, Stamford Hospital; Alison Ashley Formento, award-winning children’s book author; Lindsay Barrett George, award-winning author; and Patricia Thomas, award-winning author.

Tickets are $25 per person; seating is limited. For more information, contact Squires at (914) 337-9300, ext. 2230, or register here .

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