Our Events

The Sound of Picture Books 4-7 September 2018

Event date 04/00/2018

The Sound of Picture Books is on again in 2018, inspiring and delighting primary and secondary students and their teachers!

Feature books for 4-7 September include:

The Incredible Freedom Machines - written by Kirli Saunders and illustrated/composed by Matt Ottley.

Home and Away - written by John Marsden and illustrated/composed by Matt Ottley.

Find all the dates, times and locations for these innovative multi-modal 1 hour performances on the flyer below, or link through to our news article.

The Sound of Picture Books Flyer 4-7 September 2018 



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  • Danny narrates Home and Away 18 min music piece 13 Jun 17.jpg
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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



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