with Karen Foxlee
Embrace your inner teen and write for young adults.
This 6-hour workshop will show you how to develop compelling and complex teen characters, how to find a voice for them, and how to keep your readers hooked through plot and structure.
During the workshop, you will:
Gain an understanding of the genre and sub-genres in the YA market and the multiple approaches to publication
Learn how to create believable and compelling young adult characters by focussing on what matters to your character and using emotion in writing
Learn about the all-important VOICE in YA stories and gain confidence writing their own YA voice
Discover ways to keep readers keen by learning about conflict, plotting and structure.
This is a craft workshop for all writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.
Karen Foxlee writes for children and grown-ups. Her young adult novels, The Anatomy of Wings and The Midnight Dress were published internationally to much acclaim. Her award-winning children’s novels include Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, A Most Magical Girl, and Lenny’s Book of Everything which recently won the Children’s Book of the Year Indie Award.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket.
Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.
Will this event be live streamed?
Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the refund policy?
If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at email@example.com
Terms and Conditions
All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.