The NSW Writers’ Centre offers Australian writers to share work and gather insight as part of the Kids And YA Festival.

The festival features panels, workshops and pitch opportunities for Australian writers to further their interest or career in writing.

The event is directed by children’s author Aleesah Darlison and with her are some of Australia’s most established storytellers and a selection of top industry experts.

The program features over 40 speakers talking across 13 events. Highlights include keynote speaker Tristan Bancks (Two Wolves, the My Life series); 2010 Kids and YA pitching session winner Jodie Wells-Slowgrove (Wilderness Fairies series); award-winning author Sophie Masson (Hunter’s Moon, the Trinity duology); Curtis Brown literary agent Tara Wynne; media all-rounder Andrew Daddo (When I Grow Up, One Step); author of Introducing Teddy Jessica Walton, and more.

The festival takes place on Satuday June 25 from 10am-6pm at the NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Rozelle. Member tickets start from $60. Visit the website for tickets and more details.

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