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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to host Maine Literacy Connections Conference

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WATERVILLE In its seventh year, the Barbara Bush Foundation's Literacy Connections Conference will be held on April 1-2, 2015, at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. This year's conference has expanded to two days and features a Conversation with Authors sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. News 13 anchor Kim Block will serve as the moderator for the author's event, which features Rizzoli & Isles crime series writer Tess Gerritsen and novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo.

Keynote speakers include American Library Association notable recording artist Nancy Stewart, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group Craig Alexander and founder of the nonprofit Bedtime Bath Laura Overdeck.

Participants have numerous workshop sessions to choose from, including Teen Trendsetters with Geraldine Palmer of the Barbara Bush Foundation, Chaos to Connection with Michelle Kinder of the Momentous Institute in Dallas and Teaching Financial Literacy with Lauren Greenspan of The Bank of Maine, among many others.

To learn more about the conference or to register, please visit

The Barbara Bush Foundation is the nation's leading advocate for family literacy. To learn more about the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's commitment to promote family literacy in homes across America, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter (@BarbaraBushFdt).


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