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Why reading books is good for society, wellbeing and your career

This article ( shares information about a longitudinal study that shows reading books is correlated with curiosity. Furthermore it puts forward that reading books help build curiosity.
You might also be interested in revisiting this great video: Combating Aliteracy with Australian Literature - Reading Australia | 2022 Literature Symposium. Reading Australia Fellow Edwina West has been researching the growing concern of aliteracy among our young people. She explains the ways Australian books and writing can encourage reading for pleasure. Seeing places and people that they relate to is powerful in engaging reluctant readers.

Sydney Writers' Festival – Live & Local 2023

Many SA Public Libraries are planning to live-stream the headline events from Sydney Writers’ Festival on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 28 May.

For a full list of author events please refer to the livestreaming schedule. Then contact your local library for booking details.

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