LeTourneau University will host the annual
Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR) conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30, in the Education Building on campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. The event will focus on
the importance of strong reading and writing skills for success in today’s fast-paced world. This
year’s keynote speaker will be well-known author of numerous books for children and adults, Angela
Hunt is well known to write for readers that
expect the unexpected in novels. She is the bestselling author from 100 works ranging from picture
The Tale of Three Trees, nonfiction books,
Heavenly Crowns, and
This conference is a regional event and is co-sponsored by the
Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading. In addition, Ms. Barbara Cargill, State Board of
Education member from District 8, will also be in attending as an afternoon speaker. Finally, the
annual half-price Scholastic Book Fair will also be available during the day-long conference.
Pre-Registration, before Jan.15, at the TAIR event costs $40 and
late registration costs $50. The tickets include a luncheon with the keynote speaker, morning and
afternoon refreshments and drawings for door prizes from area merchants.
Student registration is $15.
Hunt will also be appearing at a book signing and a question and
answer session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. following the luncheon.