How we can get Australians to read more

Being seen reading, helps normalise the idea of picking up a book or device. A panel discusses other methods for reversing dropping reading rates.
Read. Image shows people sitting in a library on beanbags readying.

Recently, Australia Reads presented VOLUME symposium, an online discussion aimed at unpacking Australia’s reading engagement. In an earlier story, ArtsHub took a dive into the chewy question raised: Is reading in crisis?

Now, ArtsHub captures some of the ideas raised across VOLUME aimed at reversing the situation, and how – as a sector and population – we may identify opportunities to bring reading back into our lives.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina