Real Libraries: Reading the World
A School Libraries Association of Victoria conference
Librarians working with young people understand the power of fiction to both foster empathy with the perspectives of others and catalyse reflection on their own identities and experiences as they find their place in the world. This holds particularly true for stories that represent diverse sexualities and gender identities. Authors Alison Evans, Jordi Kerr and Jessica Walton talk with teacher librarian Nell Day about LGBTQIA+ stories in the current Australian young adult fiction landscape.
Digital Publishing Symposium
The Digital Publishing Symposium brings together researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the major ideas and themes that define contemporary digital communications. The day will feature five panels—on Tastemaking, Popular Culture, Multimedia, Creative Writing, and Activism—addressing a series of related questions on the impact of the digital publishing environment on creative work.
Register here (free event!)
Highway Bodies launch
Details announced soon!