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Teen Writing Bootcamp: YA Fiction

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30 May 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
06 June 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
13 June 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
20 June 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
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Discover how to write original young adult fiction with author and public speaker Jessica Walton.  

Workshop attendees will: 

  • Learn the difference between ‘genre’ and ‘form’ and explore both using writing prompts. 
  • Create authentic characters and build story ideas around them using dialogue and interaction. 
  • Discover how to edit work. 

About Teen Writing Bootcamp 

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 bootcamps 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 4 sessions. 

To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time please read the Online participant instructions and guidelines on our website, along with our Privacy statement

State Library Victoria Cultural, Family & Student members get early access to our upcoming events. To get your tickets ahead of the crowd, become a member today. 

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

About Jessica Walton

Jessica Walton is a queer, disabled writer and public speaker. They co-wrote an episode of Get Krack!n focused on disability, which aired on ABC in 2019. They are the author of graphic novel Stars In Their Eyes, with artwork by Aśka and Introducing Teddy, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson.  

Jess also has two short stories for teens and kids published in Australian anthologies Funny Bones and Meet Me at the Intersection and poetry in various magazines. 


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