The Narelle Oliver lecture was established in 2015 to raise the profile and value of children’s literature, to stimulate discussion and disseminate the results of current research on children’s literature.
In 2017 the lecture changed its name from the Book Links lecture in Children’s Literature to the Narelle Oliver Lecture in the memory of Narelle Oliver, her impact on Children’s Literature within Queensland as well as a being a founding member of Book Links.
We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the 2021 lecture will be the 2020-2021 Australian Children’s Laureate, Usula Dubosarsky. This lecture will be held on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at St Aidan’s Girls’ School, Corinda. The 2020 lecture was postponed to 2021.
2019 – Bruce Pascoe – Telling Children the Truth
2017 – Libby Gleeson on Books: The Possibilities for Change
2016 – Leigh Hobbs on The mystery of Visual Literacy, and, why humour isn’t taken more seriously.
2015 – Dr Robyn Morrow on Reading the wider world: Books as bridges for young readers.