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The Colorado Language Arts Society is a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, a professional association of educators in English studies, Literacy, and Language Arts.

CLAS is a sponsor of the Blue Spruce Book Award and the Colorado Teen Literature Conference.

CLAS publishes a semi-monthly newsletter, Currents, and an award-winning refereed journal, Statement. Please read the Fall 2019 issue of Statement, and visit the Publications page for more information on how to publish with us.

Nominations for 2020-2021 leadership positions are open!

Are you or do you know someone interested in running for an elected volunteer position in our organization? Nominate yourself or a capable colleague to serve as Vice President, Recording Secretary, Member At-Large, or on the Board of Auditors. More information on each of the roles may be found on our Descriptions of Elected Positions page. For more information or to make a nomination, contact Dave Wendelin.

We are thrilled to be the state affiliate hosting the 2020 NCTE Annual Convention, November 19-22, 2020 in Denver. Please visit https://convention.ncte.org/ for all your NCTE Annual Convention needs.

Our most recent Fall Regional Conference was October 5, 2019 with keynotes by Cornelius Minor, Helen Thorpe, and Tanaya Winder at the Tivoli Student Union in Denver. The conference was co-sponsored by the NCTE Student Affiliate at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Materials from the 2019 and past conferences, including certificates of attendance, photos, and presenter handouts are available on the Past Conferences page.