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La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Talking Reading

Talking Reading takes a fascinating look at the reading journey from birth to young adulthood.

Hear how children become literate, learn ways to inspire them to reach their reading potential at any age, and meet some of Australia's leading children's authors, illustrators and literacy experts along the way.

Hosted by author and broadcaster Tony Wilson and co-presented with author-illustrator Sally Rippin and librarian Paula Kelly, the Talking Reading series includes:

  • profiles and reviews with authors and illustrators including Alison Lester, Leigh Hobbs, Cath Crowley and Kelly Gardiner, and
  • expert contributions on literacy and reading initiatives from Sarah Mayor-Cox, Daniel Donahoo, Kim Kane, Adele Walsh and others.

You can download some Talking Reading highlights below, or listen to the full program on ABC Pool.