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 recognized and highly regarded New Zealand speaker is selected to give this address at the NZLA conference each year.
Name: Dr Murray Gadd
Conference: NZLA 42nd Conference – Christchurch
Title: On Being an Effective Teacher of Writing
Name: Rae Si‘ilata
Conference: NZLA 41st Conference – Palmerston North
Title: Va‘atele: Enabling Pasifika Literacy Success
Name: Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey
Conference: NZLA 40th Conference Roadshow (Waikato)
Title: Increasing student talk during reading to enhance comprehension
Name Alison Davis
Conference NZLA 39th Annual Conference – Tai Tokerau