Three hundred people came to a forum on the NEA’s “Reading at Risk” report. There were four speakers:
- Mark Bauerlein, Director, Office of Research and Analysis, NEA
- John Mark Eberhart, Books Editor, Kansas City Star
- Helma Hawkins, Director of Youth Services, Kansas City Public Library
- Robert Stewart, UMKC Professor of Creative Writing and Editor of New Letters
I took rough notes (PDF, 78K) on their talks and on the question-and-answer period.