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SLAV  Reading Forum Series for 2018 

Readers, Stories, Literacy - A forum for learning and discussion 

A Professional Development series offering news, views and strategies


1st March (Primary focus but all welcome) 

Melbourne Grammar School

Lecture Theatre

355 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Primary Showcase

  • Publishers will have 5 minutes to brief us on all of the wonderful primary titles they are publishing in 2018. Confirmed Allen & Unwin, Penguin Random House, Ford Street, Bonnier Publishing and more to follow!
  • Special guest Jane Godwin and Anna Walker will discuss their new March publication Go Go and the Silver Shoes.


10th May (Secondary focus but all welcome)

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School - Senior Library

Ground floor of the Cooerwull Centre, Noel Street, Ivanhoe

  • New Books to Share
  • Panel of practitioners – Sharing Promotional activities, book clubs and competitions

Kate DiCamillo said  “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.”

The panel will address strategies that instil a sense of fun and support engagement.

  • Inside a Dog website update - SLV
  • Guest Author TBA


6th September (Primary and Secondary) 

Venue: Kew primary school

 Peel Street, Kew

  • New books to Share
  • Panel of practitioners – Genrification

Professor Stephen Krashen tells us “If more access leads to more reading, and if more reading lds to better reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and a larger vocabulary, this means that the first step any literacy campaign needs to take is to make sure children have access to plenty of books”

How do we best facilitate this in how we organise collections?

  • Guest author TBA



1st November (Primary and Secondary)

SLAV HQ - Dream Factory,

90 Maribynong Street, Footscray

  • New books to Share
  • Topic: Recent reading research from here and overseas. Join the discussion and the end of year celebratory vibe
  • Guest author TBA


TIME:      4 30pm – 6 30pm


NON SLAV Members:

$55        Individual session ticket

$220      Series ticket

SLAV Members

$45        Individual session ticket

$180      Series ticket


  • Showbag of resource material
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Afternoon tea/refreshments
  • 10% off all books on the night


Send your name and details (and those of other interested staff members) to /  or go to for online registration