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Love YA: Crafting Futures


Veronica Roth (US) + Cally Black

Brisbane Square Library

Free

Fantasy/Mythology / Science Fiction/Dystopian Future/Speculative / Young Adult

602

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Veronica Roth (US)

Veronica Roth (US)

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series and the Carve the Mark series, which continue to capture legions of readers.

Veronica has a strong commitment to YA literature and the YA community. She believes that reading fosters empathy and curiosity, and that teenagers need stories that speak specifically to them.

Cally Black

Cally Black

Cally Black won the Ampersand Prize for her debut novel, In the Dark Spaces, a young adult SF thriller published by Hardie Grant Egmont last year. It has been highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize, shortlist for a Children’s Book Council Award as well as the Ethel Turner Prize, listed in the Inky Awards and winner of an Aurealis Award.

#Special Guest

Madeline McGregor

Maddie is a creative writing student at QUT and dreams of one day being a published writer. She is a blogger and loves recommending her favourite series over on her blog and is forever stuck in conversations about books.

You can follow Maddie on all of her social media haunts including Twitter and Goodreads at <a href="https://twitter.com/PasoMaddie">@PasoMaddie</a> and keep up with her on her blog at <a href="https://pasomaddie.wordpress.com/">pasomaddie.wordpress.com</a>.</p>

#Moderator

Charlotte Nash

Charlotte Nash

Charlotte Nash is the internationally published author of six contemporary novels, most recently The Paris Wedding and Saving You. She is also the author of short speculative fiction stories, a multiple nominee for the Ditmar and Aurealis awards, and a seasoned technical writer. She has degrees in engineering and medicine, and is in the final stages of her creative writing PhD. She has taught writing and editing for Queensland Writers Centre, BCC Libraries, The University of Queensland, and University of Technology Sydney.


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