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Pukapuka Talks: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Saturday 24th October 2020

Multi-award winning author of fiction for young adults Mandy Hager in conversation with local YA writers Rachael Craw, Brin Murray and Robyn Prokop.

While young adult (YA) fiction is written for readers between the ages of 12 to 18, it reaches a much broader audience; approximately half of readers are adults. These four writers not only help their readers escape into imagined worlds, they also traverse the big issues that young people face today: mental health, suicide and self-harm, date rape, abuse of power, terrorism, political corruption, the treatment of perceived ‘others’ and environmental degradation—but with a big dose of love, compassion, humour and generosity. As well as learning how they entertain and captivate their readers, come along to this session to find out how all four writers inspire their readers to use their own voices.

For more information on the authors, visit https://www.nelsonartsfesti...


October 24


Sat 24 Oct, 3.30pm (60 mins)


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$16 plus service fee

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Ph. +64 (0)21 555 473

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