The Christchurch Writers’ Festival: “Why YA?”
On Friday I was happy to share the good news that the Christchurch Writers’ Festival programme was out and that I would be appearing in the “Why YA” panel with John Boyne and Jane Higgins, compered by James Norcliffe.
The event is scheduled for 9.30 am on Sunday 2 September and here’s what we’re going to be talking about:
“YA – ‘Young Adult’ – is a comparatively recent literary genre. Once readers
moved straight from children’s to adult novels but now there is a rich
variety of fiction for teenagers. Is there a genuine and valid divide
between juvenile and adult writing or is YA nothing more than a marketing
phenomenon? Are there different types of YA fiction? What trends can be
discerned in writing for this pivotal, impressionable and techno-savvy age
I don’t think we’ll have any shortage of scope for discussion there!
In fact, I think it’s going to be a great panel and would love it if you could make it along — and say hello afterward as well!
According to the programme the entry is $16/$14 (I’m assuming waged/unwaged.) Tickets are available via Dash Tickets here.