When was the last time you read a novel, a collection of poetry, or a compilation short stories by an Asian Australian author? How many publications by Asian Australian authors have you read, period? The #ReadAsianOz initiative hopes to introduce more Asian Australian writing to the wider Australian public by dropping off such work in public areas in capital cities all around Australia. We will be launching in Brisbane and Canberra on Saturday the 28th of January, 2017. Launches in Sydney and Melbourne will hopefully occur later on in the year.

If you find one of these books, please use the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and take a photo! Read it, write a review, add a note of your own if you’d like, and then take it back out into the wild for someone else to discover.

If you would like to get involved, or if you would like to donate a book or two, please send us an email at editor.pencilledin@gmail.com for more information. Alternatively, send us a dollar or two so we can afford to buy books to keep this initiative rolling: