The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) welcomes your participation in its annual English Festival! The next English Festival for Grades 4-6 will be held at Seton-La Salle High School on Friday, May 8, 2020. The Festival for Grades 7-12 will be at Duquesne University on Thursday, May 7, 2020.


WPCTE has organized English Festivals for students, grades 4-12, in an effort to promote quality reading among our students. The goal of the festival is to communicate to students the value of literature in the enrichment of their lives. In order to attain that objective, students are required to read books from a predetermined list. All students of council members are invited to participate. Individual schools determine which students are eligible.


Books may be ordered independently or through WPCTE at a discount rate.


All students who participate in the festivals are organized by their schools into teams of 3-5 in order to participate in various activities on the festival day itself.


This official website hopes to answer all of your questions and provide all of the forms necessary for student participation. It replaces the Festival Handbook and any old websites. Please update your bookmarks. Questions? Please contact us. We look forward to your participation.

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

Gennifer Choldenko


Grades 4-6 Books
Grades 7-9 Books

Grades 10-12 Books

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