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Vote for the 2012 Inky Awards

Vote for the 2012 Inky Awards

Voting is now open for the 2012 Inky Awards for teenage literature.  The Inkys are international awards for teen literature – chosen by teens. Have a look at the fantastic shortlisted books and if you’re between 12 – 20 years of age, vote for your favourite title. Here is what the judges have selected as … Continue reading

Inside a Dog Website Review

By Julian Virgona (Year 9) I was asked to review the renovations of the Inside a Dog website  created by the State Library of Victoria. So does the website have enough potential to be a viral sensation or a viral blunder? Let’s find out.

Melbourne – Centre for books, writing and ideas

NEWS/EVENTS                                                                                                                            (Staff, 7-9,10-12) Did you know that UNESCO bestowed on the city of Melbourne the title of City of Literature as part of its Creative Cities Network? Maybe you did, but did you also know that the Arts Minister, Lynne Kosky, announced two days ago the creation of The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas. It … Continue reading

What’s your creative take on your favourite book?

NEWS/COMPETITION                                                                                                                (Staff, 7-9, 10-12) Win, win, win! On the Your Say page of the State Library of Victoria’s insideadog, you will find just the  thing if you enjoy  reading and like a creative challenge.To win a prize, you have to produce a creative response to a book, and you get to choose  the book and the … Continue reading

Songs for stories: a concert for indigenous literacy

The Centre for Youth Literature (State Library of Victoria) newsletter no. 2 July 2009 advertises a concert supporting Indigenous literacy.  When? Tuesday 25 August 2009 Where? Melbourne Town Hall When? 7.30 pm Featuring: The Cat Empire; Paul Kelly; Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter; Katie Noonan and Chenile Chandler. The Songs for Stories concert has been … Continue reading

Listen to author podcasts

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria has a great website about books, Insideadog. The quote accompanying the title makes me smile: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx. Apart from great news and reviews about … Continue reading