December 4, 2014
Melville House attends the National Council of Teachers of English Conference
by Claire Kelley
Melville House exhibited for the first time at the National Council of Teachers of English at the National Harbor Convention Center just outside of Washington D.C. last week. Publicity Director Julia Fleishaker and the author of this post—Library and Academic Marketing Director Claire Kelley—were on hand in the booth to meet hundreds of highschool teachers and university professors who passed by.
Our Neversink Library and Art of the Novella posters were a big hit with teachers and the Last Interview series (including the newest additions—Ray Bradbury and James Baldwin) were very popular too. Scroll through this slideshow to see teachers with their favorite books from our booth. And if you are a teacher who would like to subscribe to our writing newsletter or any other academic newsletters, you can sign up here.
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés teaches Havana Real by Yoani Sánchez in her classes at the University of Central Florida.
The Melville House booth at NCTE.
Our Art of the Novella poster lists the whole classic novella series by country and century. Novellas with extra digital material are noted with the HybridBooks icon.
Lu Ann McNabb, NCTE staff member, purchased a selection of great books including 1913 by Florian Illies, Cotton Tenants by James Agee, and The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by C.D. Rose.
These teachers from Conestoga Highschool in Berwyn Pennsylvania teach AP English and Literature.
The Art of the Novella display.
Agie Markiewicz, Writing Center Director at Pace University, was really happy to see The Awakening in our classic novella series.
Erin Fitch teaches Benito Cereno by Herman Melville in her classes at TC Williams Highschool, but here she’s posing with Edgar Allan Poe.
Thomas Crochunis from the Shippensburg University English Department loved Ada’s Algorithm and The Jane Austen Rules.
Maura Sinnenberg bought Poetry After 9/11 to teach in her English classes at Christ Church School in Virginia.
Eric Buscher is not a teacher, but he is an educational sales rep at Penguin Random House and he loves 1913 and An Exaggerated Murder.
Claire Kelley is a the former Director of Library and Academic Marketing.