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Exciting Conference News - Celebrate Reading with us in October!

Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Clarke


Are you after a richly rewarding, inspiring and fun literary experience?  Look no further than our 2018 Conference in Fremantle, WA! 

The detailed two day programme is out now and packed with intense solos and lively panel discussions. Take a look here!  2018 Celebrate Reading National Conference Programme Flyer

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.  This fabulous line-up of 9 Australian authors will present our secondary school focused programme over two exciting days:

Cath Crowley (VIC)

Will Kostakis (NSW)

Jay Kristoff (VIC)

Jaclyn Moriarty (NSW)

Brendan Ritchie (WA)

James Roy (NSW)

Jared Thomas (SA)

Fiona Wood (VIC)* 

Claire Zorn (NSW)

See our double-sided Flyer below with further author and registration details and a link to Eventbrite.
WHAT TO EXPECT - Enjoy two days of learning, inspiration and insights in a festival-like atmosphere at The Literature Centre, uniquely located in the Old Fremantle Prison Hospital building corner Hampton Road and Knutsford Street.
Registration includes gourmet lunches, tea breaks and sundowner drinks and canapes each night.  
Plus, with our Conference you’ll have the chance to:
- Enjoy all solos and panel discussions - no concurrent sessions
- View stunning picture book exhibitions of original artwork, including Shaun Tan's new book Cicada, and purchase art and prints.
- Have ample book signing opportunities across each day with all presenters
- Browse in two bookshops featuring all Australian books and presenting author books.
- Receive surprise gifts throughout the Conference and be in the running for great prizes!
We again wish to thank key sponsors of our Conference, The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

Remember, register now to secure your place! 


2018 Celebrate Reading National Conference Flyer


CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS - Thank you to all who applied. The 29 June deadline has now passed.  Congratulations to Emily Glanville from Rockingham Senior High School and Tyshana McEwen from Como Secondary College!  They will receive a full registration for two days plus an amazing book pack each.  Winners will arrange own transport and accommodation if required.


*Presenting Author UpdateRegrettably, Alice Pung has had to withdraw from the Conference this year for personal reasons.  We wish her well.  We are delighted to welcome Fiona Wood to our presenter line-up for 2018.