Announcing VOLUME

Australia Reads has just announced the details of VOLUME – a day-long industry symposium dedicated to creating a stronger reading culture in Australia.

Despite its ability to enhance health, knowledge, and wellbeing, support for embedding reading in our daily lives is often overlooked. With national literacy and reading rates declining, it’s time for urgent action. 

By exploring effective ways to encourage reading alongside insights into advocacy and marketing from other industries, VOLUME will provide a platform to untangle the issues affecting reading engagement. 

We’ll look at how to tell a strong, unified message about reading, and consider how we might work with partners and governments to create a nation of readers. 

Save the date for this free, online program on Thursday 21 September 2023 and help turn up the VOLUME on the value of reading.

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VOLUME is made possible thanks to support from the Australia Council for the Arts