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"Facets of literacy: seeing the whole picture" is the theme of the English Association's primary conference at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, on June 21. The English Association, Leicester University, University Road LE1 7RH Tel: 0116 252 3982

Email: engassoc@le.ac.uk

www.le.ac.ukengassoc

"Continuity and coherence: for teachers and learners" is the theme of the regional annual National Association for the Teaching of English Wales conference at Pavilion Llandrindod Wells, on July 7. TES columnist Sue Palmer will give a seminar on "Think before you write". Other topics include "Storytelling: the Iliad in the classroom" and "Children's books: what's around and what's good".

Tel: 0114 255 5419

www.nate.org.uk

The National Association for the Teaching of English is holding its North-east region conference at Queens College, Stockton on June 21 and its eastern region conference at Parkside Community College, Cambridge, on June 28. The poet Liz Lochhead is to speak at the first and author and TES columnist David Crystal at the second. Fee: pound;70, pound;60 members.

Tel: 0114 255 5419

www.nate.org.uk

"Children and their texts" is the theme of the UK Reading Association's 39th international conference at Homerton College, Cambridge, from July 11 to 13. Speakers include Beverley Naidoo, Michael Rosen, Gordon Wells and Kevin Crossley Holland. The conference will explore ways children experience texts through books, films, multimedia, popular culture and video. It will be preceded by a research conference on July 10 on culture, diversity and entitlement. Fee: pound;410 (pound;375 members) residential for conference; pound;500 (pound;455 members) for conference plus research day. Concessionary rates available. Jan Lowe, Willow Tree Barn, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4SE

Tel: 01963 220 490

Email: ukra@jelowe.com

www.ukra.org

The London Association for the Teaching of English is holding its summer weekend conference from July 11 to 13. Venue to be confirmed. Contact John Wilks Tel: 020 8853 3838

Email: will@spwcs.freeserve.co.uk

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