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Pensacola Literacy Symposium: See the Beauty in Books

Event Date/Time

  • Saturday, April 29 2017
    8:00 AM — 12:30 PM


University of West Florida Conference Center
11000 University Parkway
Building 22
Pensacola, FL 32514
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Saturday, April 29, 2017   8 – 12:30 pm                                                   $20.00

University of West Florida Conference Center

11000 University Parkway

Building 22, Pensacola, FL 32514


**Signs with “ELC Training” will be set up to guide you to the correct Parking lots and building, Please look for them as you enter the campus. A Campus map has also been provided in this email. 

8:00 registration

8:30 Keynote

Matt de la Peña the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living and The Hunted.

He’s also the author of the critically-acclaimed picture books A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) and a book for young readers, Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson), the 2016 Newbery Award winner.

Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific where he attended school on a full basketball scholarship. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

In addition to the keynote presentation given by the Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña, attendees may select two professional development sessions.  Pre-K, elementary, and secondary options will be available. 


On the day of the event, follow the red and white ELC Training signs to the UWF Conference Center

Price: $20.00

This event is limited to 300 people.

There are currently 204 seats remaining.

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