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Auction of celebrity autographs from Jon Faine 774 Radio for bidding

Auction of celebrity autographs from Jon Faine 774 Radio for bidding

You can bid now on a unique book of autographs signed by 2018’s Conversation Hour guests, with all proceeds going to our Foundation. For the past year Jon Faine, host of The Conversation Hour on ABC Radio Melbourne Victoria, has been collecting autographs from every guest who has appeared on the show. Now they are up for auction with all funds raised being donated to our Foundation! The big book of 2018 program rundowns has been signed by a fine mix of celebrated authors, academics, actors, musicians, humanitarians, scientists, and sporting stars and includes the likes of: Eric Idle, Billy Bragg, Colin Hay, Kaz Cooke, Ben...

  • Posted 07 December, 2018


Encouraging daily reading and active listening to stories

Encouraging daily reading and active listening to stories

A southern dialect of Pitjantjatjara as well as English is spoken in remote Tjuntjuntjara, WA where books from the our Book Supply feature during daily reading time at the community school. The books are set out on a trolley on the verandah at the Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School, for the kids to access after the morning recess break. They’re rotated each week, so there’s always a new selection. “The students love these books,” says Monika Klein, Playgroup Coordinator at the school. “They love the variety and are always excited when the boxes of new books arrive.” Any kids who can’t...

  • Posted 07 December, 2018


Time Travel, Zombies and Supernatural Disasters

Time Travel, Zombies and Supernatural Disasters

OUR FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP IN ALICE SPRINGS Graphic novelist Brenton McKenna first picked up a comic book when he was just nine years old. He was immediately drawn in by the detailed pictures and soon afterwards set about drawing comic-style illustrations of his own. In mid-November this year the young Yawuru artist and author headed from his home town Broome to Alice Springs to mentor four talented emerging graphic novelists in ILF's first graphic novel workshop. Over several days the students, who are in Years 9 and 10 at Centralian Middle School and Senior College in Mparntwe Alice Springs) in Arrernte country,...

  • Posted 30 November, 2018


Storm Birds, Laser Tag and Muesli Bars

Storm Birds, Laser Tag and Muesli Bars

By David Lawrence If you think writing a book is a daunting task, imagine being asked to write, illustrate, and launch one… in just five days! That’s what seven talented young authors from the Tiwi Islands recently accomplished, as part of the ILF’s Create Initiative.   From the moment they arrived at Penguin Random House’s Sydney office on the Monday morning, Micky, Naida, Tahleea, Bella, Kim, Taylah and Demaga all worked brilliantly as a team.    The book these Tiwi College students created is called Japarrika Rises the sequel to last year’s enormously successful Japarrika The Storm Bird); a story...

  • Posted 23 November, 2018


New Position Available: ILF Literacy Program Manager

New Position Available: ILF Literacy Program Manager

We're excited to announce a fantastic new opportunity to work with us. Details below including instructions for application.     LITERACY PROGRAM MANAGER Sydney based full-time role with travel to remote communities Educator Teacher Librarian Early Learning Project Manager Not-for-profit organisation $80,000 plus not-for profit salary packaging and benefits Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply Full-time role managing the literacy-based programs for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Work with a dedicated and well-respected small team to create positive outcomes throughout Australia. Responsibilities: Deliver ILF’s core literacy programs. Identify opportunities to address literacy needs within remote communities. Prepare detailed reports/proposals for such programs for...

  • Posted 20 November, 2018