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Celebrate Reading National Conference for 2020 now cancelled.

Posted 5 months ago by Webmaster

** Important Announcement ** 

We are sad to advise our 2020 Conference has had to be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. 
Due to many uncertainties, including social distancing restrictions and border closures, we are unable to host our much-loved Celebrate Reading National Conference this year.  We will be working with Eventbrite to issue refunds, and close off the event.

Of course, we must look to the future!  We look forward to announcing our 2021 Celebrate Reading National Conference presenter line-up later this year.

In the meantime, we wish you all good health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times and can’t wait to welcome you to The Literature Centre one day soon.

Warmest wishes,

Lesley and the TLC Team



Join us for the 2020 Celebrate Reading National Conference - Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults

30-31 October at The Literature Centre, Fremantle, WA


Alice Pung (VIC)

Karen Foxlee (QLD)

Ellie Marney (VIC)

Barry Jonsberg (NT)

Michael Pryor (VIC)

Meg Caddy (WA)

Tristan Bancks (VIC)

Michael Gerard Bauer (QLD)


See flyer here!

Experience two days of inspiration and insights into quality Australian Literature at our annual Conference, uniquely held at our Centre inside the Old Fremantle Prison. 

In 2020, we'll have a fascinating secondary school focus. The conference suits teachers, librarians, writers, and literature enthusiasts.

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

  • All panel discussions and solos - no concurrent sessions.
  • Engrossing sessions on key issues in Australian YA Literature.
  • A deeper understanding of contemporary Australian fiction and the context of each author's work..
  • 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.


Registration includes two full days of sessions and all catering.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $495 per person (incl. GST) Deadline Friday 1 May, 2020. 

STANDARD REGISTRATION: $550 per person (incl. GST) Applies from Saturday 2 May, 2020. 

STUDENT REGISTRATION: $395 per person (incl. GST) Student card details to be advised.

SHARED REGISTRATION: $330 per person (incl. GST) Two people attend one day each.

OPTIONAL PARKING: A limited amount of optional parking is available at $25 per car on the Hampton Road grassed reserve near our gate. Get in early! 


TO BOOK: Visit Eventbrite (online bookings no longer available due to cancellation as noted above)