Our Events

Free Events - The Sound of Picture Books - 25 February

Event date 25/00/2018

Great News!!!  The Literature Centre is very excited to be included this year in the Perth Festival via their 2018 Writers Week with two special performances of The Sound of Picture Books featuring Tree.

Join us on Sunday 25 February, for one of two FREE sessions at 11.00am or 12.15pm at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia.



Sunday 25 February, 11.00am or 12.15pm.

Octagon Theatre, UWA, Hackett Drive, Crawley

Perfect for children of all ages and adults, enjoy these unique and engaging performances.  Hear the beautiful story of Tree - A Little Story About Big Things by Danny Parker and Matt Ottley, marvel at the illustrations and be moved by the music. 

Author, Danny Parker and illustrator/composer, Matt Ottley will be joined by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra's string quintet and Yamaha’s Alf Demasi as they present a fun and interactive 45 minutes of narration, music, imagery, drama and demonstrations of composition and illustration.  By the end of the session, Matt and Danny will co-present the whole story while the musicians perform the exquisite Tree music synched to the illustrations from the book on a large screen.  

As this is a free family event we suggest you arrive early to avoid disappointment.  Children will be invited to participate (if they wish to) with Tree actions either from their seat or down near the stage.  

For information on this and other exciting Writers Week activities, explore their website HERE

Celebrate Reading National Conference

Event date 27/00/2017

What an amazing 2 days we had at our 2017 Celebrate Reading National Conference, held here at The Literature Centre.  Thanks to all delegates, presenters, volunteers, staff and board members who shared in such a richly rewarding, inspiring and fun experience.  We also wish to thank key sponsors of our Conference in 2017, The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund who will again be supporting us this year. 

Our 7th annual Celebrate Reading National Conference - Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults will be held from Friday 26 October to Saturday 27 October, 2018.  There will be a secondary school focus.

Our fabulous line-up of Australian authors presenting over two inspiring days includes:

Cath Crowley

Will Kostakis

Jay Kristoff 

Jaclyn Moriarty

Claire Zorn

Jared Thomas

James Roy

Brendan Ritchie

Fiona Wood

See our attached Flyer below.

Remember, registrations are NOW OPEN!  Early Bird Registrations end 4 May, 2018.


2018 Celebrate Reading National Conference Flyer



  • 2014 Conf Living and Writing on the Road 1 Nov 14_low res.jpg
  • Conf Sundowner smiles on sunny verandah w Paula 31 Oct 14_low res.jpg
  • Volunteers hold up Ootong lunch boxes_low res.jpg
  • Sacha MC of Conference Oct 2015_low res.jpg
  • Art Sales w Marg and Kath Day 2 Conference Oct 2015_low res.jpg
  • Book signing in action_low res.jpg
  • 2017 Conference Presenters with Lesley Sacha Oct 2017.jpg
  • Meg and James and delegates on break 2017 Conference.jpg
  • Presenters Bookshop busy with Mailee looking .jpg
  • Delegates lunching great shot.jpg
  • Volunteers posing around table of sweets! 2017.jpg
  • Garden view of lots of delegates on verandah 2017.png