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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.