This year's lecture was delivered in Wellington by Lani Wendt Young.
Stories from the Wild: Reading & Writing in the Digital Age was powerful, challenging and uplifting. Please click here to download your copy of the lecture from a choice of digital formats.
Read NZ Te Pou Muramura wishes to thank Lani for writing and delivering her inspiring talk.
Our gratitude goes to Wellington High School for hosting a wonderful event. We wish to thank Katrina Keil Youd for providing the cover photo and Jenny Nagle of OneTree House for her support in publicising the lecture.
Thank you to Hon. Carmel Sepuloni for her opening address, the students of St Mary's College for the beautiful dance and Andre Afamasaga for the blessing. Thank you to Read NZ board chair Peter Biggs for his opening and closing remarks.
Final thanks and appreciation go to the students of the Whitireia publishing programme for their work in producing the ebook, helping with media appearances and publicising and producing the event itself. Thank you Dave Agnew, Olive Owens, Michaela Tapp and Dominique Visini.
We wanted to share some photos from the special evening. Thank you to photographer Dan Horne.