Reading Matters schedule

View the full schedule for the two-day professional program, and scroll down the page to see the schedules of both sessions on student day.

You can find out more about the speakers at Reading Matters by reading the author biographies. For information about other Reading Matters events, visit the Reading Matters event page.

Professional program

The Reading Matters schedule below outlines the two-day professional program for industry professionals and YA enthusiasts. You can register for the program by phone on 03 8664 7014, or you can download and return the Professional program booking form at the bottom of the Reading Matters event page.

Professional program: Friday 31 May

Time Event

9am

Welcome
Sue Roberts, State Library of Victoria's CEO and State Librarian

9.15am

Action!
Gayle Forman, Tim Sinclair and Raina Telgemeier discuss the highs and lows of teen life.

10.15am

Performance

10.30am

Morning tea

11am

Is there an app for that?
Paul Callaghan, John Flanagan and Fiona Wood talk stories and communities in a brave new world.

12pm

Gatekeepers – the good, the bad and my mother
Keith Gray

12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Everyone's a critic
Myke Bartlett, Alison Croggon and Morris Gleitzman on setting their stories free.

2.30pm

Afternoon tea

3pm

Challenge accepted
Ambelin Kwaymullina, Andrew McGahan and Garth Nix debate conflict and tension in YA.

4pm

You can’t say that!
Parental guidance recommended with Libba Bray, Vikki Wakefield and Gabrielle Williams

5pm

Closing address

5.15pm

Finish

Professional program: Saturday 1 June

Time Event

9am

My life in comics
Raina Telgemeier

9.30am

What’s yours is mine
Alison Croggon, Andrew McGahan and Gabrielle Williams explore creation through adaptation.

10.30am

Morning tea

11am

Gender less
Myke Bartlett, Libba Bray and Fiona Wood unbox identity.

12pm

I sing the body electric
Paul Callaghan

12.20pm

Lunch

1.20pm

Outsider, outside
Garth Nix, Tim Sinclair and Vikki Wakefield navigate the outside perimeters.

2.20pm

The Inky Awards
The longlist unveiled.

2.30pm

Afternoon tea

3pm

Unleashing YA
Gayle Forman, Morris Gleitzman and Keith Gray on adult encroachment in YA.

4pm

Closing address

4.30pm

Finish

Student day

BOOKED OUT!
The student day schedule below outlines the events for two simultaneous sessions to be held for Years 5 to 10, on Thursday 30 May 2013.

Student day 30 May 2013: session A

Time Author

10am

Raina Telgemeier

10.30am

Myke Bartlett & John Flanagan

11.10am

Break

11.20am

Performance

11.30am

Ambelin Kwaymullina & Garth Nix

12.10pm

Lunch

1pm

Libba Bray

1.30pm

Author signings

2pm

Finish

Student day 30 May 2013: session B

Time Author

10am

Gayle Forman

10.30am

Performance

10.40am

Break

10.50am

Keith Gray & Fiona Wood

11.30am

Morris Gleitzman & Libba Bray

12.10pm

Lunch

1pm

Raina Telgemeier

1.30pm

Author signings

2pm

Finish