Books, reading & writing
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On Literacy & Economic Development
Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand. There are almost 800 million adults and children alive today who can’t read, and most of them live in the developing world. Closer to home, only 15% of indigenous children at year 7 level in remote communities can read at an acceptable standard.
With Indigenous Literacy Day being yesterday, and today being International Literacy Day, we cast…
A VPLA Judge Reports by Anna Ryan-Punch
And the books shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards YA Prize are:
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Swerve by Phillip GwynneBeatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
Phew. I don’t have to keep my mouth shut any more! Except about the winner, of course, but that’s easier somehow. It’s just a cosy little one-book secret, rather than a big rambling three-book secret. I…
The Wheeler Centre
No Relation: The Impact, Imitators and Legacy of David Foster Wallace
Soliciting Legislators of the Unacknowledged World
In ‘A Defence of Poetry’, an essay written in 1821 and published posthumously in 1840, English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley defined poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. Since then, one might say poets have become the legislators of the unacknowledged world. As part of its Poem of the Week series, Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry is currently taking submissions from members…
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