non fiction for pleasure
Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Library
Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
Not all readers prefer narrative for their pleasure reading. How do we engage those who prefer fact to fiction? What works best for those who prefer true stories and examples of real lives? This forum will consider books that work and ideas that assist in their promotion.
$45 (inc. GST) Individual session ticket
$55 (inc. GST) Individual session ticket
Delegates will receive:
- Showbag of resource material
- Certificate of Participation
- Afternoon tea/refreshments
- 10% off all books on the night
4.15 to 4.35
Making facts fun – the whys and hows of creative non-fiction
Holly Toohey is a Publisher at Penguin Random House Australia. She creates and acquires new books and series for young readers of all ages, with a particular focus on brand partnerships and in-house creation. Holly has the pleasure of working with wonderfully talented fiction authors such as Jacqueline Harvey, R. A. Spratt and George Ivanoff, and is proud to have worked on bestselling non-fiction titles such as Shout Out to the Girls, High Five to the Boys and How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet.
4.35 to 4.45
Connecting narrative non-fiction with secondary school Curriculum areas
Jocelyn Allen, Info-Hub Leader, Head Teacher Librarian, Firbank Grammar School
4.45 to 5.05
It’s a pleasure. Non-fiction that is timely, relevant, and expert
Maryann Ballantyne has worked in Australian publishing for a very long time. She loves introducing readers to stories - stories about ourselves, what makes us tick, who we are and where we have come from. The right non-fiction will set young readers on the most fantastic journey.
5.05 to 5.15
Reading For Pleasure: what's the truth behind the story?
Real Stories & Non-Fiction are a key parts of the Loyola College library collection - and their inclusion in reading challenges, targeted purchasing and promotion all highlight their importance not only as valuable literacy support for our students but also respond to their interests, encouraging them to read widely.Alida Galati, i-centre Librarian, Loyola College
5.15 to 5.45
Special Guest: Sue Lawson
Sue Lawson’s books, including Pan’s Whisper and Freedom Ride, are recognized for the sensitive way they explore the exciting and heartbreaking complexities of adolescence.
As well as writing young adult novels, Sue co-writes fiction and nonfiction with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir. Their books include Nganga, Respect, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy and the soon to be released, Always Was, Always Will Be.
A former teacher, Sue worked for the ABC and commercial stations as a presenter and producer. She is currently a full-time writer, runs workshops and author talks, and also facilitates interviews and festivals.
5.50 to 6.00 - The Kids Bookshop
10 books in 10 minutes