Has anyone checked out the NYSEC site yet, regarding information on the upcoming conference? If you haven’t, you should! While browsing, I just realized that Dr. Azar Nafisi is speaking– she is the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, which interests me greatly. She is speaking about Literacy and Social Justice– how appropriate to our studies. I started her book, but I couldn’t get into it at all, and I hate not finishing a book. It is a huge pet peeve of mine. However, in the book that I am reviewing, one of the women talks about how sometimes the timing isn’t right for certain books, or the reader’s mood is off. I hope to return to this memoir at some point. Has anyone else read it?
Back to the conference: this was all I could find on the website (nysecteach.org) I didn’t see anything about Kozol or Amy Tan, who are also speaking. I did access the registration form, and if you can stay with family or friends in the city, it looks like the event itself is very affordable. Let me know if anyone accesses the site and finds additional information. I am interested to learn more. MANDY