More Than Meets the Eye <br> Diversity in YA Fiction

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Sydney Writers' Festival 2017

More Than Meets the Eye
Diversity in YA Fiction

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 27 May 2017
Category Live Event

What’s the deal with diversity? It’s a hot topic in YA literature, but why is it important? Journalist and author Sarah Ayoub is joined by writers Randa Abdel-Fatteh, Erin Gough and Will Kostakis to discuss why portrayals of Australian teenagers in books should be real rather than random. How can writers use more than just culture to create characters we can relate to? Find out what roles family, class, gender and sexuality can play in the books we read.

Date & Time:
Saturday 27 May at 1.30pm

Tickets:
See 5 of the Sydney Writers’ Festival YA events at Riverside for just $50! Mix and match with the following YA events: Writing in VerseLove OZ YA AnthologyExpressing HerselfKeeping CompanyMariko Tamaki Talks the TalkMore Than Meets the EyeDefying ExpectationsTalking Tough TopicsTeen Con and Fresh Voices from Western Sydney.


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Duration

60 minutes

Ticket Prices

All Tickets $15
YA Package (All Day Pass) $50

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