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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


Translating picture books one word at a time

Translating picture books one word at a time

In the remote Utopia Homelands of the NT, over the past three years, books from our Book Supply program have been helping develop school readiness among young children.  Contact Inc, based in Alice Springs, provides mobile playgroup sessions to the outlying homelands communities of Soapy Bore, Atheleye, Rocket Range and Apungdalingdum, where most families continue to live a traditional lifestyle. There is much scope for learning — for all involved in the playgroups! — in the simplest of picture books. “To begin the love of reading books, having visual pictures that are relevant to the age of the children, and encouraging...

  • Posted 12 November, 2018


Developing skills for the future - the Pamela Lofts Mentoring Project

Developing skills for the future - the Pamela Lofts Mentoring Project

Seven talented young women from schools in remote regions of WA and the NT have just spent a week in Sydney advancing their writing and book illustrating skills. This year, the Pamela Lofts Mentoring Project focused not only on developing  storytelling and artwork but also on providing some practical hands-on experience of working in the Australian publishing industry. Five of the participants, aged 14 to 18, had been “spotted” by our ambassadors on recent field trips to remote communities. “They were selected for their awesome ability,” says project facilitator Gregg Dreise, one of our Foundation’s ambassadors who has previously run...

  • Posted 31 October, 2018


Trivia Night (Melb) 12 Dec

Trivia Night (Melb) 12 Dec

Join us for a night of book trivia, laughter and fundraising with the wonderful Brian Nankervis as your host. Our annual Trivia night in Melbourne raise funds each year to support our literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities. Seating is limited so booking is essential.  Wednesday 12 December 6:00 PM Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 BOOK NOW...

  • Posted 17 October, 2018