American Reading Forum

A community of literacy scholars & teachers



Want to become more involved in ARF?  Check out these opportunities to see what is right for you: 

  • In our efforts to mentor those entering the field, we are seeking mentors designed to support graduate students in scholarly work.  

    • 2021 Gradute Student Year​book Manuscript Mentoring (Contact Nora Vines -

    • 2021 Graduate Student Conference Proposal Mentoring (Contact Nance Wilson -

  • It is time to review the ARF bylaws.  We are seeking board members and members at large to complete a review and revision of the bylaws this spring, with a goal of completing the review by mid-May.  (Contact Amy Broemmel -


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.