The London Association for the Teaching of English is holding a conference on key stage 3 English and literacy including the KS3 literacy pilot. Venue: Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, English Street, London E3, October 14. Fee: pound;25, pound;20 members. John Wilks, tel: 020 8853 3838; firstname.lastname@example.org Reading University's Reading and Language Information Centre is running courses on: drama in literacy learing, November 24; keeping up with children's books, November 1, pound;5, members free; hearing readers in class (for parents and school helpers), November 21, pound;15; and the national curriculum for English (for governors), November 28, pound;20. A conference on making the most of your school library will be held on November 17, fee pound;60. RLIC, Reading University, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY. Tel: 0118 931 8820.