Marie Clay Conference Address

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.

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Dr Ann Milne

Conference NZLA 45th Conference – Invercargill

Title:  Covert Stories and White Spaces

Date 2019

 Dr Murray Gadd

Conference: NZLA 42nd Conference – Christchurch

TitleOn Being an Effective Teacher of Writing

Date 2018

Name: Rae Si‘ilata

Conference: NZLA 41st Conference – Palmerston North

Title:  Va‘atele: Enabling Pasifika Literacy Success

Date  2017

Name:  Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey

Conference:    NZLA 40th Conference Roadshow (Waikato)

Title:   Increasing student talk during reading to enhance comprehension

Date 2016

Name  Alison Davis

Conference  NZLA 39th Annual Conference – Tai Tokerau