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Unexploded Diagrams with Mal Peet
Code: W29  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
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Join international YA superstar Mal Peet as he leads a discussion on the craft of writing fiction for young adults.

Examine the nuts and bolts of writing technique and style before exploring the wider issues of genre, morality and ideology. What are the false assumptions adult writers make about young-adult readers? What constraints are often imposed upon literature for teens and how do you challenge them?

Participants are asked supply three pages of their YA manuscript to workshop with the class. Familiarity with Mal’s latest novel, Life: an exploded diagram, would be an advantage.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Mal Peet (International)

Mal Peet has established himself as a strong and distinctive voice in young-adult fiction. His first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestlé Children’s Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Mal’s latest novel is Life: An exploded diagram. As well as his young-adult novels, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

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