Explore some commonly asked questions about hosting reading events.

General literary events

You’ll need to manage your event from beginning to end including the venue or online platform, tech details, bookings, talent logistics, running-order and promotion. 

Visit our author directory to see this year’s Australia Reads Ambassadors and follow the links to contact them or their agent directly. 

We advocate for our Ambassadors to be paid as per the recommended rates of the Australian Society of Authors, which you can find online here

We’d love you to support one of our official Ambassadors – these talented book creators are enthusiastic reading champions available for events in-person and online. But if you have a local author, new talent or other favourite in mind then you are, of course, welcome to include them in your event.

You could run your Australian Reading Hour event as a book club, without booking an author or illustrator. Our event information pack has terrific suggestions for book club discussion questions and conversation starters.

Authors and Illustrators welcome the opportunity to be part of events in the community. For more information, download our fact sheet

Australian Reading Hour events

We’d love you to organise your own event for Australian Reading Hour. You can download our event information kit and digital assets to help plan and promote your event. 

Yes. Once you’ve registered your event we can supply a suite of digital assets including logos, flyers, posters, bookmarks, website banners, plus social media tiles for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Registering ensures you can access the official logo and branded promotional material, and your event details will be published on our event calendar where more people can find it. You can register you event through the Australia Reads website soon.

Download this fact sheet and be inspired to plan your own Australian Reading Hour event.

Download this fact sheet for ideas and inspiration in planning your event.

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