American Reading Forum

A community of literacy scholars & teachers



The conference presentation proposals submission deadline has been extended to August 8, 2021!  The ARF 2021 Conference will be back in person this year at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa in Sanibel, FL from December 8-11, 2021.  Early bird conference registration ends October 15.  Find out more!


The ARF 2020 yearbook featuring articles related to the ARF Virtual (un)Conference has been released.  Topics of articles include anti-racist teaching practices, culturally responsive teaching, creating virtual communities through coaching, and teaching a literacy practicum during a pandemic.  Check it out now!


Congratulations to our recent ARF award winners and newly elected board members!

Gary Moorman Early Career Literacy Scholar Award - Jeanne Dyches

Brenda Townsend Service Award - Vicky Zygouris-Coe

Graduate Student Scholarship Awards - Catherine (Cat) Miller; Susan Taylor; Angela Curfman

Newly Elected ARF Board Members - Brittany Adams; Thea Yurkewecz


Whether or not you were able to attend the ARF Virtual (un)Conference, Literacy Teaching in Uncertain Times, in December, you have access to shared resources from presenters as an ARF member!  Be sure to check them out!

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The American Reading Forum is a nonprofit, professional organization composed of individuals who share an interest in the improvement of reading. While the American Reading Forum is an organization that facilitates the dissemination of ideas and research, it places highest priority on providing its members opportunities for critical discussion of ideas, issues, research and emerging research interests and paradigms.

Individual and Graduate Student Memberships include access to the ARF members only resources and updates!

The 2021 ARF Conference will be held in beautiful Sanibel, Fl.  Join us for three days of critical dialogue centered around literacy, fellowship, networking, and beautiful sunsets.