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Writing Authentic YA Fiction

Tuesday September 29, 2020
10:00 - 13:30

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, this event has been postponed to Tuesday 29 September. Subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be notified of any changes.


In this interactive workshop, award-winning Young Adult author Holden Sheppard will explore the nuances of writing full-length works of fiction in the YA category. The workshop will examine the generic and thematic expectations and conventions of the YA space and guide writers through how to best manage and work with these in the context of their own creative work.

Participants will undertake practical exercises and investigate techniques for cultivating an authentic narrative voice, writing spontaneous and natural-sounding dialogue and avoiding cliché to create teen characters who feel real. Considerations for selling YA fiction to agents and publishers – including the marketplace restrictions of YA – will also be discussed and explored.

This workshop is a safe, welcoming and constructive space for writers of any skill level.


Please note, we do not offer ticket refunds. If you wish to pass your ticket on to someone else, please notify us at: info@centreforstories.com.

Tickets

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Adult Ticket
$ 70.00
Concession Ticket
$ 60.00
Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel, Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019), won the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Holden has always been a misfit: a gym junkie who has played Pokemon competitively, a sensitive geek who loves aggressive punk rock, and a bogan who learned to speak French. He lives in Perth with his husband.

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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