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Teen Writing Bootcamp: contemporary fiction


01 March 2022, 5:00pm6:00pm
08 March 2022, 5:00pm6:00pm
15 March 2022, 5:00pm6:00pm
22 March 2022, 5:00pm6:00pm
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Unearth your passion for contemporary fiction writing at this Teen Writing Bootcamp with young adult fiction writer, Emily Gale.

This boot camp will cover everything from how to create a believable cast of characters and invite your reader into a realistic world, to crafting a satisfying story from beginning to end and how to edit your work.

The Teen Writing Bootcamp program provides budding teen writers with the opportunity to gain expert advice from great writers and tackle diverse writing styles and genres.

The program engages teens in writing, literature, and publishing with the aim of inspiring, encouraging, and improving literary skills. ​

All boot camps are open to teens aged 13 to 18 years old from all around Australia. They are free to attend, but require consent from a parent or guardian. Participation in this program will include sharing work created during the program.

Please note: to register for this event you must be available for all four sessions.

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This program has been made possible with the generosity of Serp Hills Foundation and The JTM Foundation.

About Emily Gale

Emily Gale has worked in the book industry for over twenty years in various roles, including editor, book buyer, consultant to a literary agent, and writer-in-residence in a high school. Her work includes the junior fiction Eliza Boom, middle-grade novels The other side of summer and Elsewhere girls (co-written with Nova Weetman), and the YA novels Girl, Aloud, Steal my sunshine, and I am out with lanterns.

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