Our 9th CYA Conference was held in Brisbane

Date: 4th-5th July 2014

Place: Southbank Institute of Technology, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane,  Qld, 4101

This conference was aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by Wendy Orr, Sue Whiting, Aaron Pocock, Isobelle Carmody, Terry Saleh, Pamela Rushby, Rebecca Timmis, Karen Tayleur and Peter Carnavas. 

Our CYA success stories once again show cased that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication, Kathryn Apel, Samantha Wheeler, Stella Tarakson, Karen Tyrrell, Caylie Jeffery and Cassandra Webb.

Editor and agent appointments as well as a web site development critique will be held, these are 15 minute one-on-one style, work pre-read/previewed appointments Editors onsite include: Sue Whiting,(Walker Books), Karen Tayleur (Five Miles Press), Leonie Tyle ( Tyle & Bateson Publishing), Suzanne O’Sullivan (Hachette Australia),Katrina Lehman (Penguin, Australia), Rochelle Manners (Wombat Books & Rhiza Press) and Agent: Alex Adsett and web designer: Rebecca Timmis. And for the first time, we had onsite Tadaa Booksmiths. 

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