Presentation: Writing For A Young Adult Audience With Miranda Luby & Mark Smith
10.30am to 11.30am
Torquay Library, Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay
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 time for audience questions.
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
About the presenters: Miranda Luby is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist and copywriter. Her debut YA Novel Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over will be published by Text 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.
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