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Group shot Spinifex Writing camp
Photographer: kw


  Children from five of Australia's remotest communities will participate in this year's Spinifex Writing Camp at Tjuntjuntjara Community, arguably Australia's most remote community located 700 Kilometres east of Kalgoor... Read more

TV host Justine Clarke will sing local songs in Kriol at Barunga festival, Katherine

Actor, singer, TV host and ILF ambassador Justine Clarke will sing local songs in Kriol for the 31st annual Barunga festival in the Katherine region. She joins artists B2M, Lonely Boys, Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Serina Pech, Caiti Baker and El... Read more

"There are three laws Butchella people live by" Glen Miller says in his Reconciliation Week speech

ILF Board member Glen Miller is founder and President of Butchella Men's Business Aboriginal Association. He spoke to ASIC staff at the annual Reconciliation Week event in Sydney, which was broadcast nationally. ASIC's Graduates 2016 att... Read more

Author Jared Thomas reflects on the ILF trip to the Tiwi Islands

In May 2016, Indigenous author, playwright, poet, and academic Jared Thomas joined the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's annual trip to the Tiwi Islands. Here he discusses his experience.  I was incredibly honoured to have spent 2 to ... Read more

From Community: An award-winning library program in Cunnamulla, where literacy levels are dire

About 75 per cent of the residents in Cunnamulla, a very remote community in Queensland’s south-west are in the ‘most-disadvantaged’ and ‘highly-disadvantaged’ categories, according to the index of relative socio-economi... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation gifts new books and literacy resources to Indigenous kids and families in remote communities. Find out more.

Why we do it

To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762

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    Byron Bay Writers festival have announced their keynote guests for their 20th annual festival.

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    The Mudgee Readers festival is coming up in August, with Ellen van Neervan, Fiona Wright and Jorie Ryan

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