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LoveOzYA Author Event at State Library Victoria

If you are lamenting the end of the Melbourne Writers Festival, the end of Brisbane Writers Festival and the end of the Inky Awards season, then lament no more. State Library of Victoria have teamed up with Writers Victoria to bring you a MEGA #LoveOZYA author panel in October! And it’s free!  PUT IT IN YOUR CALENDAR PEEPS!

Writing for Young People

9 October 6.00 – 7.30 pm 

State Library of Victoria  Village Roadshow Theatrette via Entry 3, La Trobe Street

The panel will feature not one, but three authors.

Emerging author Michael Earp, a children’s literature specialist with over fifteen years experience and editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. Michael Earp also contributed to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories and his writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis.

Jodi McAlister is the author of the young adult paranormal Valentine series, which are all about smart girls and murder fairies. The books include Valentine (2017), Ironheart (2018), and Misrule (2019), published by Penguin Teen Australia. She is also an academic, and works as a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Demet Divaroren  is the author of Living on Hope Street, which won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults and was shortlisted for a 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. She is the co-editor of Growing Up Muslim in Australia anthology which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council’s Book of the Year awards. Her writing has appeared in Griffith REVIEW, New Australian Stories, Island magazine, The Age Epicure, The Big Issue, From the Outer and Best Summer Stories.

And it gets EVEN BETTER! The panel will be moderated by TEEN Shadow Inky Judge Isabella Ciccone! Want to be a part of the action? You can submit questions for the author via @insideadog instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #SLVYA or by commenting RIGHT HERE on this post!

These authors will read from their latest works, and discuss the craft of writing for young adults and discuss how the world of YA literature is evolving. Want to join them? It’s free! Just BOOK HERE!

Photo of author Jodi McAlisterPhoto of Demet Divaroren



Omg I love Demet! This sounds like such an awesome event!!

10th Sep, 19

this sounds like so much fun!

12th Sep, 19

I might come! I know 2/3 authors

12th Sep, 19

This sounds like fun buuuuuuuut I don't live in Melbourne....:'(

13th Sep, 19