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Reading Matters

In June 2017, the 12th biennial Reading Matters brought together a sparkling array of guest YA authors, illustrators and publishers to discuss, debate and celebrate books for young adults. The program featured a two-day conference, a one-day student program and a one-day public program.

The 2017 conference program was delivered by a range of international and local authors, including Jay Kristoff, AS King, Jennifer Niven, Lili Wilkinson, Rachael Craw and Mariko Tamaki.

The Reading Matters conference is recommended for librarians, teachers, book sellers, publishers, YA authors and YA fans, offering opportunities to:

  • discover emerging authors and inspiring books to recommend to libraries, schools, readers and book clubs
  • unearth and forecast trends and issues in YA
  • network with experts and colleagues in the sector
  • meet YA authors, readers and publishers from across Australia.

Watch our video featuring authors discussing Reading Matters.

Reading Matters is presented by State Library Victoria.

Companion card is accepted at State Library Victoria events.