Middle Grade & YA Day description
The big names of the Australian Middle Grade and YA scene are coming to Adelaide this year with all-time favourites John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice series), Katrina Nannestad (We are Wolves), Matt Okine (Being Black 'n Chicken, and Chips) and debut South Australian YA writer Lyndall Clipstone (Lakesedge) on the bill. Rounding out the Middle Grade & YA Day are performances from Australia's best Spoken Word poets on the Plane Tree Stage with the return of Hear Me Roar! Teens and tweens can relax and enjoy author conversations, panels and spoken word when the bright stars of contemporary literature light up the stage.
Middle Grade & YA Readers Day Program
10am: History's Inspiration with Katrina Nannestad
11am: Being Black 'N Chicken, & Chips with Matt Okine
12pm: The Master of Two Worlds with John Flanagan
1pm: The Darkness Within with Lyndall Clipstone & CS Pascat
2pm: Heroes, Rebels and Innovators with Karen Wyld
3pm: Introducing Hometown Haunts with Sarah Epstein, Poppy Nwosu, Jared Thomas & Vikki Wakefield
For writers 18 and under
Supported by 9News, this competition invites young people aged under 18 to submit a microstory of 50 words or less on the theme A Better Picture. Find out more about the competition and how to enter here.
Event additional information