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Celebrate Reading National Conference

1 November @ 12:00am 2 November @ 11:59pm AWST

In 2019, the focus will be on quality Australian children’s literature.  The conference suits teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators and literature enthusiasts.


Shaun Tan (VIC) – KEYNOTE 

Felice Arena (VIC)

Ronojoy Ghosh (NSW)

Stephen Michael King (NSW)

Glenda Millard (VIC)

Leila Rudge (NSW)

Lisa Shanahan (NSW)

Dianne Wolfer (WA)

Celebrate Reading offers an atmosphere and venue like no other. Delegates will enjoy:

All panel discussions and solos – no concurrent sessions.
Engrossing sessions on the latest issues in children’s literature.
Insights into the creative process behind quality Australian books.
Generous delegate bag and automatic entry into all prize draws.
Superbly curated exhibitions of original artwork in our galleries.
Time to browse and purchase books and art.
Book signing opportunities with all presenters across the two days.
Delicious gourmet catering at tea breaks and lunches each day, and at the Sundowners.

For more details as well as information on registration costs, please visit The Literature Centre website


There is also an opportunity to apply for one of two scholarships to attend the conference.

The Literature Centre is pleased to be able to offer two scholarships to support early career teachers whose key teaching responsibilities are in Primary Schools. The scholarship will allow the winner to attend the Celebrate Reading National Conference.
Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 26 July, 2019.
Submissions should be made only via email to:
Download the Scholarship flyer here


Friday, 1 November, 2019 @ 12:00am AWST
Saturday, 2 November, 2019 @ 11:59pm AWST

The Literature Centre

Address Old Prison Hospital, corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road
Fremantle, Washington 6160 Australia
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