In which I namedrop…
It’s Reading Matters 2013 next week!
Imagine the little bumblebee-girl in Blind Melon’s ‘No Rain’ video clip (you’re lost, you dance to a different beat, nobody understands you) then, by chance (or by purchasing a ticket), you stumble into a field (or the RMIT building) and discover your people. It’s a pretty awesome lineup of YA writers (*deep breath*): Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Fiona Wood, Raina Telgemeier, Myke Bartlett, Gabrielle Williams, Garth Nix, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Tim Sinclair, Morris Gleitzman, Alison Croggon, Paul Callaghan, John Flanagan, Andrew McGahan and Keith Gray. And me.
The main conference is on 31st May – 1st June and following on the 3rd and 4th June Gayle, Myke and I will be on the Geelong Regional Tour.
On Thursday 20th June I’ll be at the Adelaide Convention Centre for SAETA’s annual Meet the Writers convention. Keynote speakers are John Marsden and Lili Wilkinson (woo!). This is a fantastic program for students. Check out the details here.
Looking forward to meeting lots of people who read, write, publish and support YA books.