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Headed to Houston? See What’s Happening Around Town!

NCTE is looking forward to having you join us in Houston, Texas, this November for the 2018 Annual Convention!

Houston is vibrant city, filled with lots to see and do. Whether you’re searching for the perfect char on a slab of barbeque brisket or the marriage of cilantro and chipotle in a bowl of frijoles charros, you’ll find that and much more in the diverse #NCTE18 destination that is Houston. Watch this video about the culinary scene.

Food is just the beginning, though! Our arts and museum districts stand ready to entertain and to enchant. You can enjoy some live music in the hip Washington Avenue area, scour the antique shops in the historic Heights neighborhood, check out some out-of-this-world travel options at Space Center Houston, or just take a breath of fresh air at Buffalo Bayou Park. You’ll find the city of Houston at the intersection of Southern charm and urban allure.

Houston also has some deep literary roots. It’s been the setting for several books and movies and is home to wonderful bookstores. There are bars and restaurants named after famous books and their characters, and the city plays host to many literary festivals throughout the year. Check out “literary Houston.” You won’t be disappointed!

Be sure to connect with your local hosts from the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts and the West Houston Area Council of Teachers of English. They’ll be easy to spot in their sharp-looking aprons, and they’ll be eager to point you in the right direction . . . whether you’re searching for your favorite author’s session in the George R. Brown Convention Center or you need a few suggestions for the perfect evening out in the Bayou City.

For a little more inspiration, be sure to flip through the 2018 NCTE Convention Preview to get an even larger sample of what’s in store for you in Houston in November.

Ready? Go ahead and register now!