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Writing Loss and Grief in YA

In this hands-on workshop we’ll be delving into the nitty gritty of how to incorporate grief and loss into YA fiction. We’ll be covering different theories and frameworks for considering grief and loss, looking at strong examples of grief in YA fiction and covering strategies for avoiding clichés and getting your projects moving. You will be given time to work on your projects and receive feedback on the day.


  • When: Saturday 26 November 2022, 10am-4pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • With: Eliza Henry-Jones

About the Tutor

Eliza Henry-Jones smiling at the camera. She is wearing a green top and standing in front of a plant.

Eliza Henry-Jones is an author, PhD candidate and sessional academic in creative writing. She is the author of two novels and two novels for young adults, which have been listed for a number of awards and her fifth novel Salt and Skin will be published in August. She has qualifications in psychology as well as grief, loss and trauma counselling. She lives on a little flower farm on Wurundjeri land. 

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