Join our favourite Young Adult authors and 2016 Inky Awards teen judge Chloe Kam.
Hackett Hall, Sat 25 Feb, 10–11am
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Alison Whittaker and Holly Throsby each present a piece of new writing that empowers women’s bodies. These readings will be followed by a short panel hosted by Stella Schools Ambassador Julia Lawrinson that looks at the way gendered language affects women.
Presented in association with the Stella Schools Program
THE BOOKS THAT SHAPE US
Hackett Hall, Sat 25 Feb, 11.30am–12.30pm
Zana Fraillon and Jared Thomas for an illuminating conversation about the books on their must-read list – and get a taste of their latest works. With Adele Walsh.
Supported by Creative New Zealand and Culture Ireland
Hackett Hall, Sat 25 Feb, 1–2pm
Join our panel as they reflect on the role that fiction can play in helping young people navigate life’s complex pathways. Kate McCaffrey, Meg Caddy and Julia Lawrinson talk to AJ Betts.
Presented in assocation with writingWA
PLACE AS CHARACTER WORKSHOP
Fox Lecture Theatre, Sat 25 Feb, 3–4pm
What do city streets, cane fields and caravan parks bring to a story? Is place merely a setting for your characters or is it a character itself? This workshop will help you develop skills that will bring the imagined places of your story to life! With Alex Philp.
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