National Literacy Calendar

Literacy conferences, advocacy events, celebrations, and other literacy-related special days, around the United States (and sometimes, the world!).

Events below are listed for your convenience; Literacy Texas is not affiliated with all the organizations below and inclusion is not necessarily endorsement. We do our best to keep this page current, but all information should be independently verified.

September 2023

National Literacy Month
Gulf Coast Reads book announced in September
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15)
New symposium and training year begins for Literacy Texas

4 | Labor Day holiday

8 – 17Welcoming Week

19 | LitTX Online Core Training: Adult Learner Persistence 

21 | International Day of Peace

30 | International Translation Day

October 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month (ends October 15)
Health Literacy Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
National Financial Planning Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Gulf Coast Reads – TX Gulf Coast region

1Gulf Coast Reads begins – 2023 book is The Fishermen and the Dragon by K. Wallace Johnson

5World Teachers Day

13International Plain Language Day

23 – 25Families Learning Conference, Omaha, NE

28 | 2023-24 LitTX Symposium: DFW (ABE focus)

November 2023

Family Literacy Month
Native American Heritage Month
National Gratitude Month

1 | National Family Literacy Day

5Daylight Saving ends

6 – 12Children’s Book Week – fall

11 – 12Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX

23 | Thanksgiving

28 | Giving Tuesday

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To be considered for inclusion, events should:

  • Have a literacy focus, and
  • Take place in Texas (or have national significance).

Literacy Texas will make the final decision on which events to list in this calendar.

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