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CYA Conference is excited to announce a giveaway competition of 2 separate tickets for the 8th September to attend the Brisbane Writers Festival ~ Publishing in the Young Adult and Children's Market seminar, worth $100 each. 

If you want to be in the draw and ARE AVAILABLE to attend on the day, email us on  with Pick me! in the header and on Tuesday next week ( 4th September) we will pull two lucky winners out of the hat.

This is from the Brisbane Writers Festival 50 years program:

Publishing in the Young Adult and Children's Market

10am-3pm, Saturday 8 September

Queensland Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

Anyone looking to start, survive and succeed in the young adult and children's publishing market shouldn't miss the Publishing in the Young Adult and Children's Market seminar held in conjunction with Brisbane Writers Festival. Share insider stories, pathways to publication and how to grow your success with: Andy Griffiths Australia's best-selling children's writer; John Boyne author of The Boy in the Striped PyjamasLinda Sue Park winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal;Kate Forsyth award-winning writer; writer-agent-publisher trio Belinda JeffreySophie Hamley and Kristina Schulz; and Jordan Bass Managing EditorMcSweeney's Quarterly Concern, founded by Dave Eggers. MC: Miranda MasonFind out more. (<hyperlink to:>)

It looks like it is going to be an absolutely fabulous day! 

So, if you would love to learn more, spend time with the amazing line up and attend, why no buy a ticket to this event at the Brisbane Writers Festival, and secure your place. And remember to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Now talking BWF… did you see our CYA Success Katherine Battersby has a session… and its free to attend.

Katherine Battersby 

10:00am - Sunday, 9 September 2012

113. The Writers Lounge  - Level 2 Lounge (adjacent to QWC), State Library of Queensland

Actually have a look at the whole BWF Program, its looking great this year and there are many sessions worth attending … and you might even find me there, I'm chairing the 

Romance: The Readers and the Writers panel on 

5:30pm - Saturday, 8 September 2012

70. Romance: The Readers and the Writers  - Toni Jordan, Deborah Robertson, Bronwyn Parry. Chaired by Tina Marie Clark.

The Studio, State Library of Queensland - Free!

Hope to see you there during the week sometimes, from the new Queensland Literary Awards, the Word Play program, the weekend program… its going to a an amazing 50th birthday bash!

CYA later!

Tina, Ally & Sam

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