#CroakeyREAD is an annual event, held on the longest night of each year.

Inspired by the Icelandic Christmas tradition of reading through the night, this is a virtual and IRL event where we do an all-nighter – reading, sharing and discussing our favourite books and writing.

We read with purpose – to highlight issues, to pay tribute to the work of writers, and for social pleasure and interaction.

The hashtag, #CroakeyREAD, is also used throughout the year to profile books likely to be of interest or use to our readers and networks. If you would like to pitch suggestions for books to be reviewed at Croakey, please contact Croakey’s Books Editor, Dr Ruth Armstrong – @DrRuthAtLarge.

Read about the discussions from the inaugural #CroakeyREAD, on 21 June 2018, profiling a diverse range of books and authors.

Below you can see the Twitter analytics from this event, showing there were 187 participants, creating about 10.5 million Twitter impressions.

Aims of #CroakeyREAD include:

• provide a platform for discussions about health-related matters and key Croakey topics, eg health equity, social determinants, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and perspectives, public interest journalism, neoliberalism, climate change, environment.

• provide a platform for sharing news of good books, promoting diverse authors

• provide a platform for engagement with Croakey and our wider mission

• building a platform for fund-raising, for eg for Indigenous Literacy Foundation in future years.

2018 Twitter analytics

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