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We're taking part in the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival!

We're so excited to share that YA for WA is part of the 2023 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival!

The festival takes place over the 12th - 14th of May, and the theme is Let's take a moment. We're looking forward to taking a road trip to our state's beautiful south-west for the weekend and soak in all the bookish goodness.

Bianca Breen will be hosting two events:

A group of friends head off to a remote island on the WA coast for the leavers of a lifetime. Free at last and ready to party, expectations are high. But when a body is found it becomes clear that anyone who survives the week will never be the same again. Fast-paced and crackling with intensity, The Brink dives deep into issues of sexuality, identity and friendship. Join Holden Sheppard for this no-holds-barred discussion about his gripping new YA novel.

Friday 12 May 2023

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Main Stage


Is YA your tribe? Do you love a great YA read? Always wanted to write YA? Or have burning questions for published YA authors? Look no further! Bring your favourite YA book to this intimate discussion with Bianca Breen (YA for WA) and award-winning authors Holden Sheppard (The Brink, Invisible Boys) and Mark Smith (If Not Us). This inspiring and inclusive gathering will also feature author Q&As and a YA micro-fiction competition with a $100 prize.

Saturday 13 May 2023

2.00pm – 4.00pm

The Zone Room

We're so looking forward to these sessions! Here are some of the other events we're looking forward to:

Will you be heading down to the festival? What sessions are you most looking forward to seeing?


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