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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Register for Reading Matters 2013

Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Reading Matters Conference hosted by the Centre for Youth Literature in Melbourne.

"The 10th annual Reading Matters program features a variety of events with leading YA authors, fresh new voices and youth literature specialists."

I am super excited to say that I will be flying over to Melbourne this year to attend the conference! If any authors or book blogging friends would like to meet up while I'm there, I'd love to meet you. Send me an email or comment below.

So who are the author attending you ask? After all, they are the best bit!

Gayle Forman
Libba Bray
Vikki Wakefield
Fiona Wood
Morris Gleitzman
Gabrielle Williams
Garth Nix
Myke Bartlett
Alison Croggon
John Flanagan
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Andrew McGahan
Paul Callaghan
Keith Gray
Tim Sinclair
Raina Telgemeier

There are a number of different options you can choose from if you would like to attend in some capacity. Taken from the website, see below:

Friday 31 May, 8.30am–5.30pm and Saturday 1 June 2013, 8.30am–4.30pm
Storey Hall, RMIT
Price: $450

Attend this two-day conference for industry professionals and YA enthusiasts. Hear from popular international and Australian authors as well as up-and-coming names to watch out for. Learn about current and emerging trends in YA and seize the opportunity to network with guest authors and attendees.

Thursday 30 May 2013, 11am–5pm
State Library of Victoria
Free event

Would you like to offer better services and support to your young adult library users? Talk all matters YA, learn something new and share your ideas at this unconference for librarians and interested youth literature professionals.

Student day (Years 5 to 10)
Thursday 30 May 2013, 10am–2pm
Concurrent sessions at State Library of Victoria and RMIT
Price: $10 students, accompanying teachers free

Meet popular international and Australian authors including Smile author Raina Telgemeier, John Flanagan, Morris Gleitzman and Garth Nix. View the full program and choose from two simultaneous sessions. Book now as places are limited.

Special evening event: Beyond the page
Friday 31 May 2013, 7–11pm
Venue in Melbourne CBD to be announced
Price: $16.50 full, $13.20 concession

Take this opportunity to mingle with Reading Matters authors and guests in a special evening event that's low on formality and high on creativity.

For more information, visit the website.

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