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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

YA Day Melbourne Writers Festival

The 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival Program has been released and there are a bunch of things I think will appeal to teens – in fact there is a WHOLE YA DAY!  Which we could abbreviate to simply *YAY*!

Mark it on your calendars! Pencil it in your diary! Book your tickets! Set an ALARM! Because all day Sunday, September 1st, will be panels, author talks and events for teens.

The big international author appearing will be….Becky Albertalli, author of the much beloved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture: Love, Simon), The Upside of UnrequitedLeah On the Offbeat, and the 2019 Silver Inky Longlisted What If it’s Us (co-authored with Adam Silvera).

Becky Albertalli  will join  journalist and LoveOzYA author Jenna Guillaume to interrogate the runaway success of Albertalli’s queer romance Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and the book’s second life on the big screen in the form Love, Simon. They discuss passion on the page, the aching tenderness of adolescent love and how important it is for younger readers to see themselves reflected in literature.

When and Where: Sunday September 1  5.30 pm  at the Capitol. BOOK HERE

Photo of Becky Albertalli

Other events include a Q & A with Amie Kaufman, Why YA? with award-winning authors Randa Abdel-Fattah (When Michael Met Mina) and Melina Marchetta (The Place on Dalhousie), A Y’All for Brunch? hosted by Michael Earp and Y’All Are Thristy: Romantic FanFic Showcase with Will Kostakis and Alison Evans.

Check out all the YA DAY events here the complete 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival Program here.

And get excited!

Author Amie KaufmanPhoto of author, Melina Marchettapicture of Will KostakisAuthor Alison Evans

 

 

 

1 comment

sylvs

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR ARE YOU SERIOUS ONQEQDIEWFEWI!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!! BECKY ALBERTALLI OMG I WILL WALK TO THE MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL IF I HAVE TO!!!! XD XD XD INKY YOU MADE MY DAY AND WEEK AND MONTH XD!!!!!!

15th Jul, 19