CYA Conference Bookings

The 13th CYA Conference was held on 7th July 2018

Where: TAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane. 

This conference is a professional development day for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by Alex Adsett, Amy Parry (Kindergo, Like A Photon), Cameron Cliff (Kindergo, Like A Photon)Claire SaxbyDeborah Lee (IngramSpark), Dr Lara Cain Gray (Libraries for All Australia)Hayley Jackson, Jules Faber, Julie Winters(Nielsen BookScan), Kristy Bushnell, Louise GuyNaomi Gaskell(Google), Rebecca McDonald (Library For All Australia)Rebecca Sheraton, Samantha Turnbull and Sue Whiting. 

Our CYA success stories will once again showcase that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication: Catherine PelosiCherri RyanEmma MiddletonMaura FinnKellie ByrnesMatt B Lewis and Taryn Bashford.

On-site professionals will include, editors and agents, from all over Australia, including self Publishing, and industry professionals: Danielle Binks (Jacinta di Mase Management),  Deborah Lee (IngramSpark), Tadaa Children's BooksmithsDavina Bell (Affirm Press)Anouska Jones (EK Books)Meredith Costain (Ford Street Publishing), Lisa Berryman (HarperCollins)Chren Byng (ABC Books, HarperCollins),Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant Egmont)Sue Whiting (Independent)Kristy Bushnell (independent)Jessica Owen (Penguin Random House), Katrina Lehman (Penguin Random House), Emily Lighezzolo (Rhiza Press), Clare Hallifax (Scholastic)Kristina Schulz (UQP)Donna Rawlins (WalkerBooks), Sue Whiting (Independent), Rochelle Manners(Wombat Books), and Ann-Marie Finn (Yellow Brick Books)

To begin our Market Place, we have our headshots photographer Melanie ( and Deborah Lee (IngramSpark), and Tadaa Children's Booksmiths.

To see more about the conference and its satellite events, go to the CYA 2018 page.

A little taste of years gone by: Thank you to our awesome volunteer Peter Allert for his time spent videoing and editing these! 

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