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Summer Literacy Institute

Longwood Summer Literacy Institute

13th Annual Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute

Literacy Goes Global

July 21-22, 2016


Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas, area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year.  In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students.  Donalyn currently co-facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week TeacherThe Reading TeacherEducational Leadership and The Washington Post.  For more information, visit http://bookwhisperer.com.


Thursday Evening Banquet Featuring

Louise Borden

Louise Borden, author of over 30 books for young readers, graduated from Denison University with a degree in history.  She taught first graders and preschoolers and later was a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children’s books, she speaks regularly to young students about the writing process. She also has done extensive research for her books including The Journey that Saved Curious George and His Name was Raoul Wallenberg.  Some of her other titles include Good Luck, Mrs. K!, which won the Christopher Award, The A+ Custodian, The Day Eddie Met the Author, Across the Blue Pacific, and Kindergarten Luck. Louise lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For more information, visit http://LouiseBorden.com.



Sponsored by the Reading, Literacy, & Learning and School Librarianship Programs
College of Education
and Human Services
College of Graduate
and Professional Studies


SLI Registration


Your registration fee will include the following:

  • Friday morning workshop with Donalyn Miller
  • Thursday author talks
  • Thursday evening banquet with Louise Borden
  • Thursday and Friday concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast and lunch Thursday and Friday, and
  • With early-bird registration, the Thursday evening banquet. 





Dr. Audrey Church

Frances Reeve

Concurrent Sessions:
Dr. Karla Collins

Dr. Angelica Blanchette

Author Panel:
Carl A. Harvey II

Dr. Wendy Snow

Freddie Adcock

SLI 2016 Flyer Image download link