2017 Celebrate Reading National Conference!


We're very excited to announce that our Conference is now sold out!  If you missed out, we have a waitlist! In the unlikely event that there are cancellations, a waitlist will operate on a first in, first served basis. Email enquiries to celebratereading@thelitcentre.org.au


In 2017 we're hosting our 6th annual Celebrate Reading National Conference - The Inside Story on Quality Australian Literature for Children.  Friday 27 October to Saturday 28 October.  As with our 2015 Conference, there will be a primary school focus.

Don't miss this amazing line-up of Australian Authors/Illustrators presenting over two inspiring days:

Jeannie Baker (NSW)

Leigh Hobbs (VIC)

Anna Fienberg (NSW)

Mark Wilson (VIC)

Deborah Abela (NSW) *

Gus Gordon (NSW)

Meg McKinlay (WA)

Kyle Hughes-Odgers (WA)

*Glenda Millard is unable to present due to ill health. Our thanks to Deborah Abela for joining our presenter line-up.

The two day Conference programme will again be diverse, entertaining and perfectly paced.  You can expect keynotes, thought-provoking discussions, lively panel sessions, demonstrations and a whole lot of fun. It will suit teachers, teacher Librarians, librarians, authors, illustrators and anyone with an interest in literature for children.

STANDARD REGISTRATION - $550 per person (incl GST) Early Bird Registration now closed.

STUDENT REGISTRATION - Two days. Total $395 per person (incl. GST)

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

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE - Thank you to everyone who entered. Two lucky Early Career Teachers (first 5 years of teaching) will attend our Conference for free in 2017.  Three winners were chosen to attend. Congratulations to Emma Grant, Maryanne Hood and Jessica Hunt.  

For information regarding inclusions, testimonials, on-line registration and more visit our Conference website www.celebratereading.org.au

PROGRAMME UPDATE - We are excited to share the Programme Session Details with everyone now, given October is fast approaching!  Note that they are not indicative of day 1 and day 2 but outline the variety of sessions delegates will be enjoying.  All authors and illustrators will present at least once on both days.  Print off the Programme Session Details flyer (attached to the right).

You can also click through to our current Conference flyer (attached to the right).

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - We wish to acknowledge funding again this year by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.  To have the backing of such an important organisation makes their commitment to our Conference in Western Australia all the more signficant.  The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit rights management organisation that ensures artists, writers and publishers are fairly rewarded for the reproduction of their work.  The agency’s Cultural Fund provides grants to creative individuals and organisations for a diverse range of projects which aim to enrich Australian cultural life.  Australia has a vibrant creative community that informs, inspires and delights the nation - and in part that is because the Copyright Agency has been standing up for creators since 1974. 

We gratefully acknowledge ongoing support for our Celebrate Reading National Conference by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in Western Australia.

For enquiries about Celebrate Reading please contact us on: celebratereading@thelitcentre.org.au or phone: 08 9430 6869.

We hope you can join us!

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