2010 

CYA later, Alligator - Children's and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference was held on 4th September 2010

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Hatchlings was held on 5th September 2010

CYA Conference:  

The fifth ‘CYA Later, Alligator’ Children’s and Young Adult (CYA) writers & illustrators Conference was held on 4th September 2010 in partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival. 

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 :

Kate Forsyth, Meredith Costain, Anita Bell, Chris Morphew, Prue Masson, Rebecca Johnson, Steve Cole, Gabrielle Wang, Matt Ottley, Leigh Hobbs, Sandra Temple, Dave Hackett, Emma Mactagget and Industry professional: Helen Bain.

Our CYA success stories and Book launches 2010  were ~ Aleesah Darlison, Angela Sunde,  Jo Thompson, Lucia Masciullo,  and Sheryl Gwyther.

Manuscript assessments/pitches were held with - Leonie Tyle (Editor - Woolshed Press, Random House), Rochelle Manners (Wombat Books), Sophia Whitfield (New Frontier Publishing), Kristina Schulz (Editor - UQP) and Helen Chamberlin (Freelance Editor and Editor - Windy Hollow Books). Attending Agent was Margaret Kennedy of the Margaret Kennedy Agency.

Hatchlings : 

As part of the CYA Conference , we held the inaugural Hatchlings program on 5th September 2010. 

This was aimed at children 8 - 18 years old who were interested in writing and illustrating for the CYA industry, or simply  wanting to spend some quality time with the authors/illustrators.

Workshops were conducted by :

Paul Collins, Meredith Costain, Matt Ottley, Peter Carnavas, Dee White, Jo Thompson, Claire Saxby, and Kathryn Apel.

Book launches by : Paul Collins and Jo Thompson,  Aleesah Darlison and Sheryl Gwyther.

Editors on site were: Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing), Rochelle Manners (Wombat Books), Sophia Whitfield (New Frontier Publishing), and Helen Chamberlin (Freelance Editor and Editor - Windy Hollow Books). 

We had a fun day of interactive, hands on workshops with a phenomenal number of child to author ratios!

Until next year when we ‘hatch’ more of tomorrows authors and illustrators today!

Please see the Hatchlings page for more details.


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