Australia Reads 2021

Australian Reading Hour 

September 14th 2021

Australia Reads is on a mission to get more people reading more books, more often. Research shows that reading books can be a great way to improve your cognitive abilities, relax your body and lower your heart rate, and enhance how happy you are with life.    

This year’s theme is #StoriesThatMatter

It’s about sparking passionate conversations exploring how the stories that matter to us, in the books we read and write and discuss, help shape our sense of identity, belonging and wellbeing – as individuals and as a nation.

There are various online events happening for children, teens and adults…click here to learn more.

I’m looking forward to the Zoom Australia Reads event being hosted by the Northern Beaches Readers Festival with guest authors Chris Hammer, Cassie Hamer, Maya Linnell, Tabitha Bird, Monique Mulligan and Sandie Docker. It’s on Tue 14 Sep 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (UTC+10), it’s free and you can register HERE

You can also participate via social media by either sharing an Australian book that matters to you, or an Australian book you are currently reading. Use the tags @AustralianReadingHour #StoriesThatMatter @australiareads #australiareads #Morebooksmoreoften #Australianreadinghour

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mae Sander
    Sep 14, 2021 @ 09:14:09

    Most events like this in the US are at very local levels; that is, sponsored by municipal libraries and the like. We do have a national Poet Laureate, who encourages poetry, but nothing with the motivation you describe here.

    best… mae at

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  2. Greg
    Sep 14, 2021 @ 11:06:25

    Nice. I’ve explored some Australian books since I started blogging and have loved almost all of them.

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  3. Helen Murdoch
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 08:08:28

    I love the idea that a nation gets reading together. In the States, towns tend to do it (well, at least my town does), but I cannot imagine the US making this effort. Sigh.

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