The Centre for Youth Literature (State Library Victoria) is planning a fantastic Young Adult event. Learn how to build and destroy characters and worlds in a day of workshops with favourite Young Adult authors Jay Kristoff and Lili Wilkinson!
Event Date: 2 July 2016 – 12:00-6:00 pm
Three events in one.
1.) Choose a workshop to attend – (30 places available per workshop)
2.) Stay on for a Q&A session with both authors
3.) Be involved in Australia’s first interactive audience participation screening of The Maze Runner
Author workshops*. Venue: Conference Centre, 12-2pm
Workshop 1 – Jay Kristoff: How to build and destory worlds
Workshop 2 – Lili Wilkinson: How to build and destroy characters
* These workshops are designed for a teen audience, aged between 12 and 20. Proof of age will be required on the day. Workshops are a parent-free zone! Tickets to the workshops are limited to only 30 places per workshop.
If you miss out on the workshops, there are plenty of tickets available to attend the panel and film screening (capacity 200), open to all ages.
The panel discussion and audience Q&A with Jay Kristoff and Lili Wilkinson will be held in the Village Roadshow Theatrette, 2.30-3.30pm.
Finally, in the Village Roadshow Theatrette, 4.00-6.00pm
The Maze Runner film screening with audience participation, 4-6pm. The Maze Runner is rated M for a mature audience.
British website Teen Librarian (no, our colleagues are not getting younger before our very eyes, it’s for librarians who work in young adult settings) provides some excellent resources for those of us who work in schools or public libraries.
The site has book trailers, book reviews (and I love that the book the website author is currently reading is Melbourne’s Lili Wilkinson‘s Scatterheart), event ideas, information on graphic novels, ‘films of the book’ and more.
The monthly newsletter, although includes some content specific to the United Kingdom, has some interesting author interviews and book reviews. Well worth a look!