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The Reading League Connecticut (TRLCT), the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) are joining together to host a private screening of the documentary film, The Truth About Reading. This new, eye-opening documentary film from Emmy Award® winning director Nick Nanton, brings to light the illiteracy crisis in America, highlighting people who learned to read as adults and sharing proposed solutions for working towards a future where every child learns to read proficiently. The film is free of charge and will be screened, by invitation only with light refreshments and a Q&A following the showing.

Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12: 30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., welcome begins at 1 p.m. followed by the premiere of the film and an open conversation afterward.
Snow date Feb. 12
Contact TRL-CT at: for an invitation!

TRL CT is committed to The Reading League’s mission to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction. We believe that all children can learn to read and all teachers can learn to teach them. When educators and parents are empowered with the knowledge, preparation, and support they need, our students have a much greater opportunity to reach their full potential. In 1997, John founded the John Corcoran Foundation to facilitate the prevention and eradication of illiteracy and sub-literacy in adults and children across America, through public awareness, creation and dissemination of resources, and training and mentoring services. For the last 25 years, JCF has taught children and adults how to read, equipped teachers with effective training, and supported the work of numerous literacy efforts across the country. The John Corcoran Foundation produced The Truth About Reading, not only as an opportunity to share John’s personal story, but ultimately to reveal how illiteracy is not just an issue that impacts a select few: it is a national crisis, hiding in plain sight. Please contact TRL-CT at for an invitation to the
private screening! View the official film trailer at this link: TheTruthAboutReadingTrailer.