Reading: the escape route

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This morning seminar is for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for school library services and/or engaging students in reading and developing a love of literature. Author Fiona Wood will talk about her writing and research process. There will be an opportunity for signings. Find out how three schools promote reading in their school communities. A workshop to share successful reading strategies and to prepare resources for this year's CBCA theme, Escape to Everywhere.

  • Date: Saturday 27 May 2017, 9.00am until 1.00pm
  • Venue: Tudor Centre, Trinity Grammar School, 40 Charles Street, Kew 3101
  • Parking: Information about parking will be forwarded after registration. There will be signs to the Tudor Centre.
  • Contact: Susanne Graetsch or Anne Girolami [Convenor]



Early Bird
Member (ALIA/VCTL): $77.00
Non-member: $110.00
Student or ALIA Retiree: $55.00

Standard fee applies after Friday 12 May 2017
Member (ALIA/VCTL): $88.00
Non-Member: $121.00
Student or ALIA Retiree: $66.00
Please note all registration will attract a 7% service fee.  This will be displayed upon payment.



8.30am  Registration

9.00am  Keynote address Escapism through writing
Speaker: Fiona Wood, author and winner of CBCA 2016 Book of the Year: Older Reader
During this session Fiona will engage participants with her thoughts on reading and writing. She will discuss the role and importance of research for her books, her writing ideas and process.

10.00am  Morning tea

10.30am  Panel: What route(s) does your school library take?
Hope Do, Loyola College, Watsonia
Amanda Baker, Viewbank Secondary College
Barbara Brown, Emmanuel College, Altona
Wendy Keogh, Laburnum Primary School
In this session panellists will discuss their school library’s experience with reading and literature.

11.40am  Workshop: Strategies to encourage escaping through reading
The workshop will be based on sharing successful reading strategies and to develop ideas and activities to be used for Book Week 2017.

12.50pm  Plenary
Wrap up of seminar, completion of evaluation forms and collection of Certificate of Participation.

1.00pm  Finish


REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday 26 May 2017, 12pm
After this time, email Susanne Graetsch on



ALIA Group Event
Saturday 27 May 2017 9:00am to 1:00pm
Contact details
Susanne Graetsch