#NationalPoetryMonth kicks off on April 1, and you’re invited to celebrate with NCTE! Whether you teach poetry as a unit or interweave it into your lessons throughout the year, we know that poetry is powerful and speaks to both students and educators alike. Join NCTE members from across the country in NCTE Verse, a member-exclusive FREE professional learning opportunity aimed at providing ideas and inspiration around poets and poetry! Sign up here.

Featured Conferences


CCCC Annual Convention

Milwaukee, Wisconsin • March 25-28, 2020

LLA Literacies for All Summer Institute

Normal, Illinois • July 10-12, 2020

CEL Annual Convention

Denver, Colorado • November 22-24, 2020

Online Events


Web Seminars

NCTE Writes



#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and solid advice comes in 280-character snippets. Join the conversation!

  • October #NCTEchat: Sunday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. EST
    • A Celebration of the National Day on Writing
    • Featuring questions from the #NCTEvillage about challenges in writing instruction.

Read through the Wakelet archives of all past #NCTEchats

NCTE Annual Convention

Denver, CO

November 19-22, 2020

The NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries. Join us in November as Denver welcomes more than 8,000 authors, advocates, and literacy educators from across the country.

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National Celebrations


NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit

April 6-7, 2020

National Day on Writing

October 20

African American Read-In

February (all month long)