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Island magazine publishes special essay collection on adult literacy

Literary magazine Island will publish a special edition essay collection to celebrate its partnership with speech pathologist, literacy advocate and 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Rosalie Martin.

The free collection will comprise seven essays written by individuals who have participated in an adult literacy program implemented or championed by Martin’s charity Chatter Matters, which helps adults build language, literacy and communication skills through programs such as the ‘Just Sentences’ and ‘Just Time’ prison literacy programs, as well as other adult literacy skills projects.

In 2015, Island magazine partnered with Martin to publish the stories of men and women who have developed their reading as adults.

In the introduction to the Chatter Matters essay collection, Martin says, ‘My deepest thanks goes to Island for creating a platform for beautiful voices too long stifled by the conventions and arrogances of unquestioned habit and judgment’.

The free collection is available for download here.


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