Update: This event is now fully booked- Hallowed Ground: The Future of Reading

Source:  Update: This event is now fully booked- Hallowed Ground: The Future of Reading    Tag:  macular degeneration foundation australia
Due to poular demand, this event is now fully booked.

ALIA Sydney, in collaboration with the City of Sydney Library, presents an evening of thought-provoking discussion on how Australians will be reading in the next 20 years. 


A panel of four professionals from different reading-related backgrounds will share their vision of the future of reading and how the act of reading is changing (and it’s much more than just eReaders and eBooks).

Bring your own questions and opinions, as our panel will engage in a lively question-and-answer session.  

Panel includes:
  • Professor Anne Castles - ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University. Anne’s research focus is in the "cognitive science of reading and language."
  • Queenie Chan - Illustrator of In Odd We Trust, a New York Times bestselling graphic novel series written by Dean Koontz. Queenie is currently working on “Small Shen,” the prequel to Kylie Chan’s best-selling “White Tiger” series.
  • Julie Heraghty - CEO, Macular Degeneration Foundation. Previous to her position with the Foundation, Julie spent over seven years as a Policy Advisor to NSW State Ministers across three major portfolios.  
  • Jon Page - Independent bookseller, Pages & Pages; President of the Australian Booksellers Association. Jon can also be heard regularly reviewing great books on 702 ABC.
The discussion will be facilitated by Mal Booth, University Librarian for the University of Technology, Sydney.

A National Year of Reading event

Hallowed Ground: The Future of Reading
Thursday 23 August
6.30-8.30pm (Doors open at 6)
Customs House Library Reading Room, Level 2

This is a free event.

Spaces are limited, reserve a place today. Email [email protected] (note: limit 2 places per person)