It was with great pleasure today that we kicked off Reading Matters with the able assistance of the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). American graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier and Sydney based YA poet Tim Sinclair arrived on the sunny shores of Brisbane to present for youth service librarians in the cozy, and arty domain of SLQ.
Today celebrated the first time in its twenty years that a Reading Matters event has occurred outside of Victoria. Traditionally there is a regional component to the conference, however this is the first professional (and student day) to transplant over interstate lines.
After a kind introduction, the proceedings began with an introduction of Raina. Read the rest of this entry »