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 June. 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.

Bookings are essential: contact your local participating library service for more information or to make a booking.

Forthcoming events

Goldfields Libraries

Author: Matt Zurbo
Football tragic and veteran of 600 games, Matt Zurbo presents stories from 170 of the game's greatest players and coaches, characters, cult heroes, clubmen and battlers.
Tuesday 16 May
2pm: Dingee Memorial Hall, 26 Mack Street, Dingee
6pm: Inglewood Library Agency, Town Hall Hub, 20 Verdon Street, Inglewood

Moorabool Shire Libraries

Authors: Jane Harper and Alec Patric
Celebrate storytelling at the Festival of Stories with authors Jane Harper and Alec Patric.
Saturday 20 May, 10am–4.30pm
Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

East Gippsland Shire Libraries

Author: Liz Porter
Hear Liz Porter reveal the realities behind TV shows such as CSI at this true crime writing workshop and author talk.
Wednesday, 24 May, 2–7pm
Writing workshop: 2–3pm
Author talk: 6–7pm
Bairnsdale Library, 22 Service Street, Bairnsdale

Murrindindi Libraries

Author: Rosalie Ham
Don your best 1950s haute-couture threads in the spirit of the bestselling novel The dressmaker, and join Rosalie Hamm for high tea.
Thursday 8 June
2–3pm: Taggerty Hall, 5 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Taggerty
4.30–5.30pm: Yea Library, 15 The Semi Circle, Yea
7–8pm: Kinglake Library, 19 Whittlesea Road, Kinglake

Gannawarra Library Service & Swan Hill Library Service

Author: Rosalie Ham    
Join author Rosalie Ham, who has sold over 150,000 copies in Australia and internationally, including The dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There should be more dancing.
Thursday 22 June
2.30–3.30pm: Swan Hill Library, 53 Campbell Street, Swan Hill
7–8pm: Sir John Gorton Library, cnr Shadforth Street & Murray Valley Highway, Kerang