65th Annual Conference 2021

Join us for the 65th Annual Conference  March 12-14, 2021. Our conference event will be held virtually via the online platform Whova with Zoom as the video conferencing too.

Join fellow educators from across Michigan for a weekend of learning, collaborating, meet ups and inspiration from our powerful lineup of speakers as they share the Power of Story: Reading a Story, Writing a Story, Sharing Your Story!


Conference-at-a-Glance Schedule

Jacqueline Woodson Launches the 2021 MRA Conference

As we look ahead to spring, the Michigan Reading Association is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. On Friday evening, at 7:00 PM EST, Jacqueline Woodson, a highly-honored writer of books for children and adolescents, launches the three-day virtual conference. In fact, Jacqueline Woodson was again awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award on January 25, 2021 for her middle grade novel Before the Ever After.


Powerful Partnerships

Creating partnerships with other state organizations

Collective Action

Continuing to be the "go to" organization for educational issues regarding literacy

Supporting Professionals in their Growth

Providing ongoing, sustainable professional development to the educators in Michigan

Since 1956

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The Michigan Reading Association is an organization of people who believe that literacy is the key to transferring people's lives. Chartered in 1956 by the International Reading (Literacy) Association, MRA has grown to be the leader in providing literacy resources to teachers, parents and universities.

Offering conferences, publications, awards, grants, and a network of professional educators across the state of Michigan, MRA is your organization.

Join us and make a difference in your classroom, community, and profession.