North Carolina Reading Association

Important Dates & Events

54th NCRA Reading Conference

March 23- 25, 2025

53rd Annual North Carolina Reading Conference

The 53rd North Carolina Reading Association Conference will take place from March 17-19, 2024, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  


We envision a world in which literacy is a basic and essential human right with ample opportunities and support provided to all individuals to become readers and writers.


Our mission is to develop and support local councils and their members in providing literacy initiatives and advocacy in their communities and throughout the state.

President's Message

Welcome to Wonderland!

 For the 2023-2024 year, we will be focusing on finding the wonder in reading, particularly through the magic of storytelling and imagination. As I reflected on the seminal work of Rudine Sims Bishop, who has helped us see books as “mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors” to understand ourselves and others better, I immediately thought of Alice falling “Through the Looking Glass” into a world unlike her own. I am drawn to the fun and whimsy of these stories, and the idea that we can find the joy all around us, making each day a celebration. I hope that our work together this year will help us do just that, sparking joy and delight in classrooms all across our state as we work together to find and share the wonder of reading.