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Celebrate Reading National Conference - Rescheduled FOR 2021!

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Register via Eventbrite HERE

See 2021 Conference flyer HERE

We were sad to cancel our highly anticipated annual Conference scheduled for October 2020.  Due to many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and border restrictions in Australia, it was a tough decision that had to be made early on in the year.  We alternate our program focus from Children's Literature to Young Adult Literature each year.  2020 was to be our Young Adult focus.  

It is our pleasure to advise that our line-up of 8 exciting YA authors, who were due to present in 2020, are now confirmed to present in 2021.  They are thrilled!
This decision has been made to ensure Young Adult literature, and the authors who create it, do not miss out. 

Join us for the 2021 Celebrate Reading National Conference - Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults

29-30 October, 2021 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 (NSW)

Michael Gerard Bauer (QLD)


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 2021, we've ensured this fascinating secondary school focus still has its time!  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 Saturday 1 May, 2021.

STANDARD REGISTRATION: $550 per person (incl. GST) Commences after Early Bird expires.

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

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! 


Registrations Open!