Noted children's author Steven Layne talks about building lifetime readers

Noted children's author Steven Layne talks about building lifetime readers
September 17, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Award-winning educator and children’s book author Steven L. Layne will discuss “Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers” on Wednesday, October 14 at the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The event is sponsored by Benedictine University’s Kappa Delta Pi national honor society in Education and the Prairie Area Reading Council. Registration and dinner begin at 4:30 p.m. with Layne’s presentation scheduled from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Layne, an associate professor of Education and Literature at Judson College in Elgin, has been honored with numerous awards for his work as an educator and researcher. He is a frequent speaker at large conferences and gatherings of literacy educators and librarians, and has served in active leadership roles in both state and community literacy organizations. Layne’s books include “Teacher’s Night Before Christmas,” “P Is for Princess: A Royal Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets),” “Thomas’ Sheep and the Spectacular Science Project” and “My Brother Dan’s Delicious,” a 2004 International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award winner. The books will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the presentation. The cost of the event is $15 for Prairie Area Reading Council members and $18 for non-members. For more information, contact Joyce Jeewek, Ed.D., assistant professor in the School of Education at Benedictine University, at (630) 829-8286.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.