Live Literature in Australia report

New research about the live events that bring authors and illustrators to the community has been released.

How are live literature events run in Australia and what are the considerations and challenges for event organisers?

New research compiled by Dr Alexandra Dane and Dr Claire Parnell – Live Literature in Australia: understanding the landscape of author/illustrator events in schools, libraries and bookstores‘ – has just been released. A joint venture from the University of Melbourne and Australia Reads, the report captures some of the contentious issues involved with hosting literary events in communities.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy