Our Vision, Our Purpose, Our Values

Our vision

We imagine a future where… 

  • All children and young adults in Western Australia (and beyond) have access to Australian literature created by a thriving, valued community of authors and illustrators.
  • Where young writers (and their teachers and schools) have the access, skills and inspiration to write their own stories.
  • Where young readers (and their friends, families and communities) are able to find their diverse experiences represented in our programs.
  • And where children’s and young adult literature is recognised as a critical part of young people’s education.

Our purpose

To achieve this vision, The Literature Centre will: 

  • Create and present a range of relevant and accessible creative programs, events and opportunities for young people.
  • Nurture, profile and provide opportunities to writers and illustrators of Australian literature for children and young adults.
  • Build capacity of teachers, pre-service teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers and schools.
  • Celebrate Australian literature for children and young adults and the creativity of WA’s children and young adults in their own right.

Our values

These are the values that underpin all that we do:

  • Nurturing: We encourage the creativity of young readers and writers, build capacity in authors and illustrators, and celebrate and advocate for Australian literature for children and young adults.
  • Access and equity: We bring Australian literature into the lives of children and young adults and actively remove barriers to engagement.
  • Impact: We create meaningful experiences that have long-term and transformational effects (from increasing confidence to inspiring careers).
  • Collaboration: We open the door to conversations and collaborations, and work with our partners to extend our learning, capacity and reach.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in all of our programs, work practices and partnerships.