Learning Curves at Avid Reader
Education never ends, as Sherlock Holmes once told Watson – but where does it begin? Join Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Bri Lee and Catherine Keenan as they explore what we can learn about learning from the perspective of the youngest people in the mix. They’ll discuss the complexity of Australia’s early childhood systems, how false distinctions between ‘care’ and ‘education’ for young children can reinforce regressive ideas about motherhood, and the potential of a reading revolution.
How might the landscapes of learning – and the world they create – be transformed by curiosity, equality and literacy?
About the panel:
Ashley Hay is the editor of Griffith Review, a former literary editor of The Bulletin, and a prize-winning author who has published three novels and four books of non-fiction.
Bri Lee is an award-winning writer, academic and activist and the author of Eggshell Skull, Beauty and Who Gets to be Smart. Her writing has been published in most major Australian outlets, including The Monthly and The Guardian. Her latest initiative, Freadom Inside, is a collaboration with the Women’s Justice Network that allows the public to purchase and donate books to women incarcerated in New South Wales.
Catherine Keenan is a former journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and is the co-founder and executive director of Story Factory. In 2016 she was recognised for her work in community, connection and literacy when she was selected as Australian of the Year Local Hero.
Learning Curves features new work from Pasi Sahlberg, Gabbie Stoud, Winnie Dunn, Andrew Leigh, Lisa Fuller, Miriam Sved, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Catherine Ball and many others.