Centre for Youth Literature presents YA Matters, including Isobelle Carmody



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At this year's Melbourne Writers' Festival the Centre for Youth Literature interviewed a bunch of authors about young adult (YA) writing, including Myke Bartlett, AJ Betts, Isobelle Carmody, Cath Crowley, Ellie Marney, Richard Newsome, Alice Pung, Penny Tangey, Carole Wilkinson, Lili Wilkinson, and Claire Zorn.

At this year's Melbourne Writers' Festival the Centre for Youth Literature interviewed a bunch of authors about young adult (YA) writing, including Myke Bartlett, AJ Betts, Isobelle Carmody, Cath Crowley, Ellie Marney, Richard Newsome, Alice Pung, Penny Tangey, Carole Wilkinson, Lili Wilkinson, and Claire Zorn.

[hr][/hr]The videos are now available as a playlist on YouTube and the videos include:
  • Meet The Writers - intro and describe your latest book in 6 works (Isobelle describes The Red Queen in 6 words as "Elspeth's journey comes to an end").
  • The Writers - including what to call a group of writers.
  • The Writing Process - including plotter VS pantser (Isobelle says that she's a pantser - writing a book by the seat of your pants) and writing advice they've been given (Isobelle: "Only write about things you feel something about").
  • Good Books - books they're most envious of (Isobelle's: Earthsea Chronicles by Ursula Le Guin), book that made them cry (Isobelle's: The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban), and best book to get over a heartbreak (Isobelle's: anything by Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle).
  • Behind the Curtains - including what the inside of their minds look like (Isobelle's: "I would like to think it looks like a Magritte painting with clouds floating through, or birds or something like that. Nothing structured, that's for sure.")
  • The Highs & Lows of YA - including what YA is good for (Isobelle: "It's a good way for librarians to categorise books. But as for being something that I do? It doesn't exist for me."
Pretty interesting so if you've got a spare few minutes, go check them out: Centre for Youth Literature: YA Matters.



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