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CYA later, Alligator - Children's and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference

was held on 20th September 2008

The third ‘CYA Later, Alligator’ Children’s and Young Adult (CYA) writers & illustrators Conference was held on 20th September 2008 in partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival. And what a conference it was...

This conference was aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes were conducted by John Marsden, Paul Collins, Libby Gleeson, Leigh Hobbs, Gregory Rogers and Aaron Pocock. Workshops by Michael Pryor, Sofie Laguna with industry professionals Leonie Tyle, Kate Cuthbert, Joy Lawn and international author Alice Kuipers. 

Manuscript assessments/pitches were taken by Leonie Tyle(Editor - Random House), Kate Cuthbert (Editor - Hinkler), Kristina Schulz (Editor - University of Queensland Press) and Tara Wynne (Agent - Curtis Brown).

The booked out event was fantastic!

CYA Later, Alligator Conference 2008, says a huge thank you to Brisbane Writers Festival for their partnership in this event. 

Thank you to:

ALL the volunteers involved, behind the scenes and visible on the day. 

Anita Bell for her time, and her extracts for the illustration category of the competition. 

The volunteer judges.

Final Judges ~ Editors - Leonie Tyle - Random House - and Helen Chamberlin - Lothian Children’s Books.

All the presenters and their publicists. 

Every person/company who kindly donated goodies for our conference bags.

To QUT who were so accommodating and such a help, from the Head of Department, right down to the security guards.

Lastly, and I think most importantly, THANK YOU to both Shaun Clark and Steve Howard, husband’s whom without their continued support, Ally and I could not have organised this conference. 

Owing to the event being BOOKED OUT in 2008 ~ if you would like to register your interest for next year and to avoid disappointment in missing out, please send us an email with INTEREST 2009 in the header to info@cyaconference.com, and we will make sure we add you to our mailing list and if you want to, our pre-booking sheet.



Tina & Ally

CYA Later Alligator

Tina Clark - CYA Conference Coordinator

& The CYA Conference Team.

web site: www.cyaconference.com

email: info@cyaconference.co

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