Marie Clay Trust Keynote Speaker

In 2016, NZLA and the Marie Clay Literacy Trust were proud to present the first Marie Clay Address.
Marie Clay was both a national and international treasure, a literacy expert and the mother of Reading Recovery.
The Marie Clay Address was instigated to honour her achievements and her life-long commitment to literacy.
A recognised and highly regarded New Zealand speaker is selected to give this address at the NZLA conference each year.

Dame Marie Clay  (January 1926 – April 2007)

Click here to learn more about her life


Marie Clay NZLA Literacy Conference Speaker Recipients


Name:  Dr Ann Milne

Conference:  45th NZLA Literacy Conference – Invercargill

Title:  Covert Stories and White Spaces



Name:  Rae Si‘ilata

Conference:  41st NZLA Literacy Conference – Palmerston North

Title:  Va‘atele: Enabling Pasifika Literacy Success



Name:  Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey

Conference:  40th NZLA Literacy Conference Roadshow (Waikato)

Title:  Increasing student talk during reading to enhance comprehension



Name:  Alison Davis

Conference:  39th NZLA Literacy Conference – Tai Tokerau