I'm going to be appearing at the Brisbane Writers Festival on September 2nd! (I like the word 'appearing'. I can imagine myself teleporting to Brisbane, and just magically appearing wherever the festival is being held and going ha! I have appeared! And then leaving. Of course this is not what will really happen, but it's a funny thought. Well I think it's funny.)
Anyway, if you're going to the festival and want to see me there, here are my sessions:
Hey! Teenager of the Year
Category: Children/Young Adult / Number: S44 / Grades 8-10
GoMA Cinema A
1:20pm - 2:05pm
16-year-old Steph Bowe’s début novel, Girl Saves Boy, is a complex, funny and moving story about Jewel and Sacha, two teenagers who feel out-of-sync with the world. Already well-known for her blog Hey! Teenager of the Year, Steph interviews authors from around the world, and brings her pick of young adult fiction to teenage readers in a blog that’s bursting with positivity and creative expression!
In this session, Steph will give some handy hints on the writing process and getting published, proving that age is no barrier when it comes to success!
Blogging: it’s nothing personal
Category: Children/Young Adult / Number: S29 / Grades 8-10
Van Badham, Steph Bowe
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
GoMA Cinema B
Van Badham is the award-winning writer of more than 30 internationally produced plays for stage and radio. Her plays have had seasons at numerous theatres and festivals around the world including New York’s Summer Play Festival, Edinburgh Festival, and the Sydney Opera House. She also is a chronic blogger.
16-year-old Steph Bowe’s début novel, Girl Saves Boy, is a complex, funny and moving story about Jewel and Sacha, two teenagers who feel out-of-sync with the world. Between doing homework, finishing assignments and writing novels, Steph Bowe also runs a blog called Hey! Teenager of the Year.
In this session, Van and Steph team up to talk about tools of the trade, writers’ blogs and blogging addictions!
I also just found out that my session on Girl Saves Boy at Melbourne Writers Festival sold out, which makes me wonder, who bought all those tickets? And also freaks me out. It's scary.