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Presentation: Writing for a Young Adult Audience

The Local Word - Regional Showcase for Writers and Readers

2022-11-19 10:30:00 2022-11-19 11:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Presentation: Writing for a Young Adult Audience Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria Torquay Library -

Saturday, November 19
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-11-19 10:30:00 2022-11-19 11:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Presentation: Writing for a Young Adult Audience Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria Torquay Library -

Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria

How is YA writing different from other genres? What themes are relevant or acceptable to YA writers? Who is
publishing YA in Australia? Who are the gate-keepers and how much influence do they exert in getting your book in front of young readers?

Mark and Miranda will draw on their own experience in navigating the YA market to provide advice and to explore opportunities to get your writing noticed. This presentation will include plenty of time for audience questions.

Miranda Luby is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist and copywriter. Her debut YA Novel Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over was published by Text Publishing in August 2022.

Mark Smith is the author of four novels including his most recent, If Not Us, published in 2021. He was awarded the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for YA and he is also an award-winning writer of short fiction.

This session is designed for new and emerging writers (16+) who want to write for the Young Adult market.

Tickets – $30/$20 for GRLC Members/$10 Concession

Download the full program (A3 pdf)

Download the full program including presenter bios (A4 pdf)

This session is sponsored by

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Lectures | Festivals | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Torquay Library

Phone: (03) 4201 0667

Hours

Torquay Library

Mon, Sep 26 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Sep 27 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Sep 28 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 01 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 1:30PM to 4:00PM

Tel: (03) 4201 0667

About the Library

Located in Torquay’s Surf City Plaza, adjacent to the Surf World Museum and Community Hall, Torquay Library is a popular community gathering space, particularly for families and holidaymakers. The branch features zones for reading, studying and working, a dedicated area for children, public access PCs and free WiFi. Regular Baby, Toddler and Preschool Story Time sessions are held here, and many events and programs for adults are also run throughout the year.

Upcoming events

Mon, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:45am - 11:05am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Oct 04, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Oct 06, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:45am - 11:05am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Oct 11, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Oct 13, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:45am - 11:05am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Oct 18, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Oct 20, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:45am - 11:05am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Oct 25, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Oct 27, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.