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Online Feedback Clinic: Young Adult

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 20 July 2023 12:00 PM
Author / Presenters: [email protected]

In this online course, students will develop their work for young adult readers with the guidance of Alison Evans. Students will submit short pieces or excerpts and receive feedback from the tutor, developing their work and identifying opportunities and areas for improvement. This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor.

Pieces of up to 1500 words due 20 July, 24 August, 21 September, 26 October and 23 November.

Our Online Feedback Clinics are asynchronous, with no face-to-face meetings, allowing you to engage with the content at the times of day and week that suit your schedule. They are hosted on our private Wordpress server. There will be an optional Zoom introduction to the clinic website for those less confident with technology, which will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. For more information on our online feedback clinics, please read our FAQs

You Will Learn:

  • To write for a teenage audience, and what makes YA different from other age ranges
  • To develop your own unique voice
  • To write dialogue that works harder
  • To develop your self-editing skills
  • Worldbuilding techniques for both realist and speculative works

About the Tutor:

Alison Evans is the award-winning author of three young adult novels: Euphoria Kids, Highway Bodies and Ida. Their shorter work appears in the anthologies Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Stories and Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. They are the fiction editor of #enbylife magazine, co-editor of the zine Concrete Queers with Katherine Back, and run a fortnightly writing group for trans and queer youth with Nevo Zisin. They work as a children’s specialist bookseller and live on unceded Wurundjeri Land. 

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

When: 20 July 2023 - 12:00 through 01 December 2023 - 12:00 Where: Online Australia

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