High Road to Reading

High Road to Reading brings authors to public libraries across regional Victoria for readings, talks and workshops. Whatever your reading passion, you'll find an event to entertain and inspire you.

The program features a series of author tours from February to May. This year, you have the opportunity to hear from fantastic writers such as Liz Porter, Rosalie Ham, Matt Zurbo, Rachel Treasure, Steve Bell and Lia Hills.

High Road to Reading is part of the Statewide Public Library Development Projects for Adult literacy delivered by State Library Victoria in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria Network. This adult reader development program is underpinned by the Reading and Literacy Strategic Framework.

In 2017, 18 library services across regional Victoria will take part in the program. Contact your local participating library service for more information or to make a booking.

Forthcoming events

Campaspe Regional Library Service

Authors: Rosalie Ham and Sofie Laguna
Celebrate International Women's Day with two highly renowned Australian women writers. Rosalie Ham's bestselling novel The dressmaker inspired the blockbuster movie starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth, and Sofie Laguna's Eye of the sheep won the coveted Miles Franklin Award in 2015.
Sunday 5 March, 2.30pm
Echuca Library, 310 Hare Street, Echuca

Corangamite Regional Libraries

Author: Rosalie Ham
Join Rosalie Ham, author of The dressmaker, the bestselling Australian novel that inspired the blockbuster movie starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.
Thursday 9 March
10am: Hoppy’s Café (formerly Brocky's on Liebig), 174 Liebig Street, Warrnambool
1.30pm: Colac Library, 173 Queen Street, Colac

Mildura Rural City Council Library Service

Author: Steve Bell
The world's highest and most difficult mountains serve as a backdrop for author Steve Bell's lessons on growing up, personal fulfilment and building a business.
Wednesday 15 March
2.30–3.30pm: Merbein Library, Main Avenue N, Merbein
7.30–8.30pm: Mildura Library, 180–190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Glenelg Libraries

Author: Rosalie Ham
Join Rosalie Ham, renowned author of the Australian hit The dressmaker, in this very special event.
Saturday 22 April
10am: Casterton Library, 67 Henty Street, Casterton
2pm: Portland Library, 32 Bentinck Street, Portland