Sep
1
2:30 PM14:30

MWF: Your Chosen Family

Enjoy an entire day of Young Adult literary programming featuring author talks, panels and in-depth conversations at MWF19’s YA Day.

Alison EvansHighway Bodies and Marlee Jane Ward’s The Orphancorp Trilogy both explore how families – chosen, not familial – can form in fraught times. These award-winning authors discuss how community is built from the darkest conditions. With Tamsien West.

Tickets at the MWF website.

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Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

MWF: YA’ll Are Thirsty: Romantic FanFic Showcase

Enjoy an entire day of Young Adult literary programming featuring author talks, panels and in-depth conversations at MWF19’s YA Day.

Pop culture is filled with characters who are meant to be together, but their creators often seem set on keeping them apart. Alison Evans, Will Kostakis, Jes Layton, and CB Mako offer alternative salacious stories from their thirsty imaginations.

Tickets on the MWF website.

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

BWF: End of Days

Are you ready for the end of the world? What will be its cause: climate, terror, zombies? Or something more stealth? Three writers discuss the apocalyptic scenarios they put their characters through.

With AJ Betts, Lili Wilkinson and Jeann Wong.

Tickets available from the BWF website.

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Sep
7
11:45 AM11:45

BWF: Kindred

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories showcases some of Australia's best LGBTQ+ writers. The panel discusses identity, community, and finding your people and is moderated by contributing editor, Michael Earp.

Curated by Youth Ambassador Emily Winter. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

With Benjamin Law, Claire G Coleman and Jax Jacki Brown.

Tickets from the BWF website.

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Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

MWF: Queer Fear

MWF19’s Queermotions series looks at six emotional states – anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise – through an LBGTQI+ lens.

From Halloween costumes to sinister representations of queer people in pop and cult culture, there is a lot to unpack at the intersection of queerness and horror. Daniel de Lorne and Alison Evans will discuss with Adolfo Aranjuez.

Tickets available at the MWF website.

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