National Young Writers' Festival 2015!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The NYWF program has been announced, which is fairly exciting, since I'll be there this year! It's on from October 1 to 4 in Newcastle, and it promises to be excellent (and it's all free!). Here's a bit of a blurb on the festival from their website:

NYWF is Australia’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop, journalism, comedy, songwriting and prose. This year’s festival is set to be our biggest yet and will deliver an assortment of performances, debates, workshops, panels, readings, in conversations and roundtables on topics that push the envelope further and further.

I'll be talking on these two panels (there are so many amazing events, it's ridiculous - the program is here):

Publishing How To
With: Jennifer Dougherty, Steph Bowe, Samantha Forge, Eliza Henry-Jones

Everyone wants to know how to get their book published, right? But what does a good proposal look like? And do you need an agent or not? These editors and publishers and writers share their tips and tricks of the trade, from navigating the dreaded slush pile, to how to pitch.

Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 2pm

Venue: The Royal Exchange

YA Genre: Ahead of the Curve
Host: Jennifer Dougherty. With: Steph Bowe, Gabrielle Tozer, Lynette Noni

YA is often on the forefront of new movements when it comes to cutting edge themes, character diversity and the inclusion of debut authors into the fold. Why is it that so many young authors cut their teeth on YA? And why is YA so often a sounding board for big issues?

Sunday, 4 Oct 2015, 3pm

Venue: The Royal Exchange

Check out the NYWF website to see all the other awesome people who'll be appearing. I hope to see you there!
Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground