Oct. 23-24, 2014

Thursday and Friday

The Chateaux Resort

Deer Valley, UT
Call 877-288-2978
Reserve a Room


UVU's Forum on Engaged Reading is about sharing the best in books, teaching, and innovations for changing lives. Since fostering a love for reading is not a curricular objective, not tested by any state or district, and not a component of any federal legislation, America faces a 21st Century tragedy of alliteracy. UVU’s Forum on Engaged Reading is different, and we are making a difference — engaging readers, "For the Love of Reading."
Special Keynote Speaker: Matthew S. Holland

UVU President Matthew S. Holland addresses closing session of UVU's 2013 Forum on Engaged Reading.

Why the LOVE of Reading?



    • Laura Vaccaro SeegerLaura Vaccaro Seeger Author/Illustrator

    • Best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award...
    • Steve SheinkinSteven Sheinkin Author

    • Author of award winning picture books and YA Nonfiction...
    • Jennifer NielsenJennifer Nielsen Author

    • Utah’s own New York Times best-selling author of YA fiction...


  • Utah Valley University School of Education

  • Utah Valley University Book Store

  • Utah Valley University Library

  • Dennis and Joan Norton Family Foundation




  • The Classroom Bookshelf

    This committee favorite posts weekly about a recently published book for children or young adults. Each entry includes a book review, teaching "invitations," and "further explorations." Its authors are favorite presenters at UVU's Forum on Engaged Reading, and the blog's archive is a rich resource for readers and teachers alike!

  • The Well-Read Child

    Blogger Jill Tullo is a mother of two and a marketing strategist in Washington DC, with a passion for books. In her blog she shares what she's reading with her own children, offers tips for reading with children, and reviews books that she believes kids will love.

  • Help Readers Love Reading

    Veteran teacher Brian Wilhorn "has had his feet in the classroom" and "his nose in a book" for fifteen years. He says, "Once teachers ensure kids aren't illiterate, they need to ensure they aren't alliterate, and getting the best books into their hands is the biggest step." Be sure to read Brian's "soapbox" section!

  • Sound It Out

    This blog is just one of the many wonderful resources available through from Reading Rockets, a national multimedia literacy initiative – but it's the one we'd love to share with you here. Author Joanne Meier shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers along the same path.

  • The Teaching Blog

    Every month, asks one distinguished author or illustrator to write a guest blog post that reveals insights about his/her process and craft.