Free Books On Offer This International Women's Day
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International Women's Day is getting a little more literary this year with FREE books written by female authors popping up on public transport this week in celebration. Ok, so what's the catch? You just need to find the books!
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March to distinguish women's rights and the working woman as an important symbol for gender equality. And to kick the power of the female voice up a notch this year, Books On The Rail have teamed up with well-known female Australian authors to leave signed copies of their books on all public transport networks in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne throughout the week.
Books On The Rail is a community initiative that has been setting books on the loose on public transport for years in the hopes of getting more people to read and share their favourite authors with the nation. The same crusade is being adopted for their 2020 International Women's Day initiative, only this time the books will be written by notable female Australian authors, AND the authors themselves will be hiding their books on buses, trains, trams, and ferries. So not only will you have the chance to read the works of a celebrated female author for free, but you might also get the chance to meet the author in person.
Maxine Beneba Clarke, Clare Bowditch, Dr Anita Heiss, Jamila Rizvi, Carly Findlay, Kitty Flanagan, Gabbie Stroud, and Holly Wainwright are just some of the inspiring authors hiding their works for International Women's Day. To stay in the loop on which books have been spotted where, keep checking the Books On The Rail Instagram page.
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