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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Lit Club is back!

Lit Club is back!

Last May we announced the IAD Lit Club, where we invited ten teens to read and review a fresh new YA novel on an ~exclusive~ blog. We got off to a raring start, but it sputtered out a little bit as everyone got really busy with work and school. We’re very sorry about that.

But now we’ve had a chance to regroup and rethink and we’re ready for round two! We’ve made a few key changes to our program so that it’s easier to get involved and keep the book chats going!

Here’s how it will work:

  • Lit Club will run throughout January 2019, the perfect activity for summer holidays. We are going to make the blog public, so that anyone can join in on the discussion, post reviews, ask questions, and share creative responses.
  • Ten teens will be selected to be our Discussion Leaders. They will receive a FREE copy of the Lit Club book, and will be expected to post at least one review or creative response on the blog, plus be active in the comment section of other posts. They will receive support and mentorship from Centre for Youth Literature staff.
  • Each week, Inky will kick-off a discussion thread to get the ideas and opinions flowing, so be sure to subscribe to the Lit Club blog and let us know your thoughts!
  • At the end of January, we will be giving away an Inky book pack to one of the Lit Club contributors. To be in the running, all you have to do is post a review or creative response on the Lit Club blog. We will draw the winner on Monday 4 February.

Sound good? If you’ve got any suggestions or feedback, feel free to email us at insideadog@slv.vic.gov.au

And what is our summer Lit Club book?

Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is. Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.

This is a book for mature readers, recommended ages 14+. It tackles complex ideas and issues like gender identity, sexuality and LGBTQI+ representation. Please keep this in mind when applying for a Discussion Leader role or posting on the Lit Club blog.

So, are you up for it? If you’d like to apply to be a Discussion Leader, please fill out the form below. Applications close Monday 17th December. We know that’s really soon but we’ve got to get those books out to you before Christmas!

If you’re not sure you’d like to be a Discussion Leader, or your application is not successful this time around, don’t worry you can still get involved with Lit Club. Get your hands on a copy of the book from your local bookstore or library and keep an eye on the Lit Club blog for the discussion threads every week in January.

Yay Lit Club! We can’t wait to chat about this amazing book with you!

Apply to be a Lit Club Discussion Leader

1 comment


Oh, yeah... This is going to be gooood.

11th Dec, 18