CRS to host Reading, Writing, & Retailing Symposium   

The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS), housed at DeSales University, will hold its next educational symposium: Reading, Writing, and Retailing, on April 19 from 9am-2:30pm EST. The event will be held at the DeSales University Center in Center Valley.

“We’re so excited about this symposium, which will focus on issues and changes within the industry. We’ll be covering playwrights, non-fiction, fiction, publishing, social media, finding a publisher, and all sorts of topics. Whether you’re a bookworm, writer, publisher, or just interested in this unique industry, this event has something for everyone,” said Doc Ogden, chairman of the board of directors for CRS.

At the event, attendees can immerse themselves in a world of creativity with engaging sessions by renowned authors, journalists, and publishers who will share their writing journeys and offer valuable tips for aspiring writers. Shelley Dennis, television writer for ABC’s The Conners, will be the keynote speaker over lunch. Dan Lauria (actor, playwright, producer, author and best known for his role as the dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning ABC television show, The Wonder Years) will join Lehigh Valley native Daniel Roebuck (author as well as writer, producer, director, and star of several films including Getting Grace, Lucky Louie, and Hail Mary) for a sure-to-be entertaining “Conversation with the Dan’s.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions led by experienced authors. A sample of the table topics include: “Using Social Media to Leverage Yourself”; “Ideation Creation”; “In-Store Promotions: Author Signings and More”; “Finding a Publisher: Through the Wringer”; “So you want to Compose?”; “Navigating the Publishing Landscape”; and “Writing Textbooks.”

Learn new techniques, unleash your creativity, and discover your unique writing voice! Tickets are on sale for $30 each at Eventbrite and include lunch. For student tickets and questions, contact This event is sponsored by Poster Boy Productions, Walmart, Edward Jones, and NextEvo Naturals. DeSales University is located at 2755 Station Avenue in Center Valley, PA.