Reading Matters 2017 – Student Day

rm_authors1Reading Matters’ student day is one of the most anticipated events of the year by teen readers and YA fans. Committed to a fun and diverse schedule that looks deeply at how young people engage with the world, the student program offers two concurrent sessions featuring six Australian and international writers and illustrators. Championing young voices as well as established names in YA literature, the student day will host Jay Kristoff, Rick Yancey, Jennifer Niven, AS King, Dougal MacPherson and Mariko Tamaki as they share their insights, knowledge and experiences.

Choose one of two jam-packed programs over two hours, for students aged between 12 and 16 years old. Participants will have the chance to partake in a live illustration demonstration, enjoy a slam poet performance and learn from a range of talents presenting on illuminating topics including inclusive storytelling, authentic writing, world building and graphic novels.

Book now by downloading and completing the student booking form at the bottom of this page. Don’t miss this chance to engage your students with writers, creators, enthusiastic peers and all that YA literature offers.

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017 10am – 2pm
Venue: State Library Victoria

  • $375 for 25 students (2 teachers) + $11 per student/teacher thereafter (inc GST).
  • For groups of 25 people or fewer, cost is $15 per student/teacher (inc GST).

Book online

Downloadble booking formpurchase order number can be indicated if paying by invoice.

Program A

10.00am – Jay Kristoff: Space out (presentation)
10.20am – Slam Poets
10.30am – Mariko Tamaki: The whole picture (presentation)
10.50am – Dougal MacPherson: Draw attention (live demo)
11.10am – A.S. King: Reality check (presentation)
11.30am – Rick Yancey and Jennifer Niven: State of mind (panel)
12.00pm – Book signing

Program B

10.00am – Rick Yancey:  Never fear (presentation)
10.20am – Dougal MacPherson: Draw attention (live demo)
10.40am – A.S. King: Reality check (presentation)
11.00am – Jennifer Niven: Think twice (presentation)
11.20am – Jay Kristoff and Mariko Tamaki: Worlds apart (panel)
11.50am – Slam Poets
12.00pm – Book signing



  1. Catherine says:

    Hi guys,
    I have a student enquiring if indiv students can enrol for this event.

    • Adele Walsh says:

      Hey Cathy, sadly the student day is sold out. Apologies for the delay in response. Please let your students know that the public day is free for teens and we’d love to see them.

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