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Write-ability: What about YA?



Shivaun Plozza




Learn about writing Young Adult literature in this seminar for writers new to YA.

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Shivaun Plozza


As well as providing an overview (what is YA, why is it so popular, who is reading it, what are publishers looking for, etc), find out how writers can use YA to explore social pressures, identity, community and self, with a particular focus on the importance of diverse voices and experiences in writing for young adults. Presented by the Write-ability program.

You will learn

  • what YA is and why it is so popular
  • common themes in YA
  • what YA publishers look for in a YA submission
  • what it takes to write YA
  • the importance of diversity and #OwnVoices in YA.

About Shivaun Plozza

Shivaun Plozza is the author of 'Frankie', a darkly funny novel about a troubled teen willing to defy her friends, family and the law to find her missing brother. Her second novel, 'Tin Heart', is due for release early in 2018. Other works have appeared in anthologies and journals including 'Where the Shoreline Used to Be', 'ELLE Australia', 'Text' and 'The Victorian Writer'. When not writing, Shivaun works as a freelance editor and manuscript assessor.


Find out more about other events in the Write-ability program:

Write-ability: Finding The Form, 13 September

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Registration for this event ended on 16 August 2017 - 11:00
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