Gayle Forman, narrative pioneer of young adult fiction and author of award-winning If I Stay
, will visit Montclair State on Saturday, March 31, to receive the Muriel Becker Literary Award at the annual conference for the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. Neil Baldwin, former Executive Director of the National Book Foundation and author of To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, the Doctor Poet
will offer the opening keynote. Sheila Kohler, award-winning author of Becoming Jane Eyre
, will be a highlighted afternoon speaker. The conference is open to the public and convenes at 8:30 in the Student Center Ballrooms on the north end of the campus.
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