Thanks, book drivers!

A big shout of thanks to all who were able to attend our book drive on 28 February. Generous book lovers took away armfuls of great reading, raising $320 in donations for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Capping off the day, in the shady al fresco area of our generous hosts The Gatehouse Ballarat, was an hour of readings and poetry. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We hope to participate in the ILF’s Great Book Swap in September, so keep your spare books handy!

There are plans afoot for further pop-up Words Out Loud events, so please stay tuned.

John ‘Djinn’ Cosgriff, who came from Castlemaine to read at the Great Book Drive.

Indigenous Literacy Day online

While we’re waiting to see what social distancing restrictions will allow us to do for our Indigneous Literacy Foundation Big Book Swap in September, Indigenous Literacy Day on 2 September is going online. Check in if you’re able — Jessica Mauboy is performing and writerly guests include Alison Lester, Anita Heiss and Andy Griffiths.